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  • Field Crops

    MSU Extension provides research-based field crop production recommendations and resources. Assistance is accessible through educational programs, fact sheets, bulletins, articles, websites and individual contacts.


  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Full Show

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Full recording of the 2020 Soybean Virtual Field Day.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for April 22, 2021

    Published on April 22, 2021

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andersen presents weather forecasts focusing on farmer's interests to the MSU Extension Field Crop Virtual Breakfast.

  • Assessing Alfalfa Stands for Winter Damage

    Published on May 29, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 16, 2019, focused on assessing alfalfa stands for winter damage, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU Extension forage specialist.

  • Industrial Hemp Production 101: Insect and Mite pests of industrial hemp

    Published on October 16, 2019

    This webinar will discuss the major insect and mite pests of hemp including chewers, suckers, and borers. The webinar will address the plant protection strategies than can be implemented to manage insect and mite pests of industrial hemp.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Chris DiFonzo

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Chris DiFonzo, a professor in the MSU Department of Entomology and MSU Extension field crops entomologist: Growers often see insects feeding at the field edge in August. This presentation showed how insect defoliation should be measured in soybeans and discusses the rarity of levels high enough to spray in Michigan.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Linda Hanson

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Linda Hanson shows what to look out for in your sugar beet plot, describing the signs of rhizoctonia, fusarium, and aphanomyces.

  • 2020 Field Day - Wheat research and scouting report

    Published on June 15, 2020

    MSU wheat specialist Dennis Pennington talks about his wheat research project that varies planting date and seeding rate. The presentation includes a May 15, 2020, video showing wheat plots planted on five dates from mid-September through November 15, 2019. The video also shows plots of variable seeding rates from 1.6 to 2 million seeds/acre. Also discussion of malting wheat, frost damage, barley yellow dwarf virus and other ailments see this spring. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for April 1, 2021

    Published on April 1, 2021

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andersen presents weather forecasts focusing on farmer's interests to the MSU Extension Field Crop Virtual Breakfast.

  • Discussion about European Corn Borer

    Published on June 6, 2019

    The June 6, 2019 MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast featured a discussion on European corn borer, presented by Chris DiFonzo, MSU Field Crops Entomologist.

  • Industrial Hemp

    Published on September 10, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 10, 2020, focuses on industrial hemp, presented by Kurt Thelen, MSU cropping systems agronomist.

  • Managing Cercospora leaf spot in sugarbeets

    Published on August 1, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Aug. 1, 2019, focused on insect issues for late summer, presented by Daniel Bublitz, MSU Extension sugarbeet specialist.

  • Insects Taking Flight

    Published on July 16, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 16, 2020, focuses on mid-season insect update, presented by Christina DiFonzo, MSU field crop entomologist. Following DiFonzo’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Asiatic Garden Beetles and Marestail

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 12, 2018, focused on Asiatic garden beetles and marestail, presented by Bruce MacKellar, MSU Extension educator.

  • 2020 Field Day - New wheat varieties for Michigan farmers

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Eric Olson talks about his wheat breeding program and provides a "sneak preview" of new wheat varieties on the horizon. Olson discusses the advantages and differences in Jupiter, Harbor, Moonlight and other promising red and white winter wheat varieties on the horizon. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Scott Bales

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Scott Bales discusses dry bean profitability and sustainability in Michigan in 2020.

  • 2020 Field Day - Start right to finish well with nutrient management of wheat

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Kurt Steinke talk about his research on the impacts of fertilizer application on winter wheat yield and profitability. Focus on what nutrients and plant growth regulator make a good starting line for soft red and white winter wheat. Discussion of soil testing before planting, impact of planting date. Secondary focus on nutrient benefits in wheat straw production. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Assessing Farm Stress

    Published on July 2, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 2, 2020, focuses on assessing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension behavior health educator. MSU specialists also give updates on insect pests and diseases and crop conditions.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Manni Singh

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Maninder Singh, an assistant professor in PSM, and Tom Siler, a graduate research assistant: This session showed how various agronomic management decisions can be adjusted based on planting time in order to optimize soybean canopy development and maximize yield and profit.

  • Late Planted Soybean and Stand Assessment

    Published on June 8, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 7, 2018, focused on late-planting soybeans and stand assessment, presented by Mike Staton, MSU Extension soybean educator.

  • 2020 Field Day - Welcome and Event Introduction

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Michigan Wheat Program chairman Dave Milligan welcomes producers to the first-ever all "Virtual" Field Day, featuring a half-dozen online research reports by MSU wheat researchers. Also welcome from Michigan State University by Dr. Jim Kells, professor of Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences and Project GREEEN coordinator. Brought to you by the 2020 Summer Field Day.