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Department of Community Sustainability

Field Crops



  • Dealing with Tough Soil Conditions

    Published on April 16, 2020
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 16, 2020, focused on dealing with tough soil conditions, presented by Dr. Tim Harrigan, MSU Department of Agricultural Engineering.

  • Pesticide Review for Private Applicators

    Published on April 13, 2020
    This webinar was created for private applicators looking to review the core manual before taking the verbal test with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

  • Farmers Helping Farmers with Farm Stress

    Published on March 30, 2020
    Knowing the signs and symptoms of stress in agriculture is critical. The webinar will also describe warning signs of suicide and available resources to help support someone in need.

  • Woodlot Management

    Published on March 16, 2020
    This talk will cover the basics of woodlot management to meet a variety of goals, including the production of non-timber forest products.

  • Nutrient Management to Improve Efficiency

    Published on March 9, 2020
    Results of 2019 nutrient management research will be shared with a focus on strategies to improve use efficiency of fertilizer inputs.

  • Emergent Pests and Diseases

    Published on March 2, 2020
    An update on the current status and 2019 research results with tar spot in corn will be shared. Insect pests such as corn earworm that made an appearance in parts of Michigan in 2019 will also be addressed.

  • Weed Management Challenges that Lurk for 2020

    Published on February 24, 2020
    The 2019 field season is one that many of us would like to forget. High numbers of weed escapes and several unmanaged prevented plant acres will lead to greater weed management challenges as we head into the 2020 field season.

  • Corn, Wheat and Soybean Price Outlook

    Published on February 17, 2020
    We'll look at the price outlook for both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 crop marketing years for corn, wheat and soybeans to consider pricing strategies. We'll also consider the price outlook may mean for the PLC/ARC program which must be made by March 15.

  • Late and Prevented Planting Issues: Lessons Learned from 2019

    Published on February 10, 2020
    Looking back at the lessons learned from 2019, this session will focus on agronomic and financial strategies farms can use to become more resilient moving forward. How to better prepare for or manage against the risks that years like 2019 bring with them.

  • Farmland Rent Considerations

    Published on February 10, 2020
    Farmland Rent Considerations focuses on understanding what factors should be considered on land rent negotiations and the tools to help in that decision.

  • USDA Farmland Cash Rent 2019

    Published on February 10, 2020
    County rental rates for the state of Michigan

  • Field Crops Farm Business Analysis Workbook

    Published on February 6, 2020
    From the accrual income statement and other documents, various profit and financial ratios indicating strengths and weaknesses of the farm business can be calculated. This financial analysis should be performed every year to monitor the business.

  • Processed Industrial Hemp and CBD Products: A Guide on Legality in Michigan

    Published on January 13, 2020
    Based on this document and correspondence with staff from MDARD and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s (MLCC) Enforcement Division, the following is a quick guide for Michigan processors.

  • Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Hemp FAQ

    Published on December 23, 2019
    FAQ on Hemp Licensing and Regulation by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

  • Corn Reproductive Stages

    Published on October 11, 2019
    Corn growth stage descriptions silking (R1) through physiological maturity (R6).

  • Why Calibrate a Yield Monitor?

    Published on September 5, 2019
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Spet. 5, 2019, focused calibrating yield monitors, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat systems specialist.

  • ARC vs. PLC Calculator

    Published on September 1, 2019
    A decision tool to help decide between ARC and PLC by crop and farm. Contains built-in information from each county to help farmers make decisions for each individual farm for corn, wheat and soybeans.

  • Harvesting Weed Seeds

    Published on August 29, 2019
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for August 29, 2019, focused on harvesting weed seeds, presented by Erin Hill, MSU weeds diagnostician.

  • Corn Maturity and Immature Silage

    Published on August 22, 2019
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for August 22, 2019, focused on corn maturity and immature silage, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping system agronomist.

  • Industrial Hemp

    Published on August 15, 2019
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for August 15, 2019, focused on industrial hemp, presented by Kurt Thelen, MSU agronomist.