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  • Field Crops Webinar - Corn Production - Joe Lauer

    Published on February 15, 2021

    In the first session on Feb. 15, Joe Lauer, corn agronomy specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will focus on “Corn Yield Drivers and Profit Robbers in the Northern U.S. Corn Belt.” Profitable corn production is extremely important to Midwest U.S. agriculture. Farmers today face fluctuating prices and rising production costs. They must be well informed about new technologies to maximize yield and profitability.

  • Indigenous Community Gardening as Community-Building with Grant Gliniecki

    Published on February 12, 2021

    Learn about the work Grant Gliniecki and the Giitigan Gardens team been doing in Lansing focused on Indigenous community gardening.

  • Wild Spartans: All About Honey Bees with with Ana Heck

    Published on February 9, 2021

    In this episode, we talk to an entomologist researching the pollinators of our world. Meet MSU apiculture researcher, Ana Heck, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “All About Honey Bees: Working with a Superorganism” as we discover what the buzz really is about bees!

  • Bug Bites! Session 1: Poinsettia IPM

    Published on February 9, 2021

    Bug Bites! Session 1: Poinsettia IPM in Ontario with Dr. Sarah Jandricic from OMAFRA. Recorded live on October 6, 2020. Dr. Jandricic discusses best practices for managing the Silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), the most common and troublesome pest in commercial poinsettia production.

  • Bug Bites! Session 4: Biopesticide integration: strategy and economic considerations

    Published on February 9, 2021

    Bug Bites! Biopesticide integration: strategy and economics with JJ Klimp from Hidden Leaf Greenhouse in Kalamazoo, MI. Recorded live on Oct 27, 2020. JJ shares his approach to successfully integrating biopesticides into his biological control program - what he sprays, when he sprays, and why he sprays it. He includes examples of real spring floriculture crop cycles and provides cost analyses on his chosen management decisions.

  • Bug Bites! Session 2: Aphidoletes and aphid parasitoids

    Published on February 9, 2021

    Bug Bites! Session 2: Aphidoletes and aphid parasitoids with Kelly Vance and Erik van der Sluys from Beneficial Insectary. Recorded live on October 13, 2020. Kelly and Eric cover the ins and outs of managing aphids with Aphidoletes aphidimyza (a predator midge) and Aphidius wasps. Pesticide integration and intraguild predation are also discussed.

  • BugBites! Session 5: Effective fungus gnat and shore fly suppression with beneficial organisms

    Published on February 9, 2021

    Bug Bites! Session 5: Effective fungus gnat and shore fly suppression with Saul Alba and Greg Bryant from Beneficial Insectary. Recorded live on November 2, 2020. Saul and Greg discuss the biology and behavior of fungus gnats & shore flies and the variety of beneficial organisms commonly used to control them. Monitoring techniques and application strategies are also discussed.

  • Bug Bites! Session 3: Quality checks and post-delivery handling

    Published on February 9, 2021

    Bug Bites! Session 3: Quality checks and post-delivery handling with Chris Anzell from Koppert Biological Systems. Recorded live on October 20, 2020. Chris joins us to discuss best practices for post-delivery handling as well as some simple quality checks that growers can perform on their beneficial organisms.

  • Managing crop height

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Professor Emeritus Royal Heins discusses the history of DIF, which is the temperature difference between the day and night, and how it can be used to manage plant height of floriculture crops produced in greenhouses. He also discusses graphical tracking of the height of potted flowering plants to help growers achieve their desired height targets.

  • 2021 Farm Bill Program & Crop Insurance Decision Webinar

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Recording of the 2021 Farm Bill Program & Crop Insurance Decisions Webinar

  • MSU Feedlot Educational Series: Tips for Raising Dairy Beef Calves

    Published on February 1, 2021

    In session two of the MSU Feedlot Educational Series, Marianne Buza offers some tips for raising dairy beef calves. First, Marianne discusses the importance of colostrum consumption by the calf, colostrum use on Michigan diary farms, and how you can measure to check if the calf has received adequate colostrum. Sanitation practices were discussed to help ensure the prevention of disease between calves. Additionally, when to consider euthanasia was discussed, as well as using necropsy as an investigative means to combat future morbidity and mortality outbreaks.

  • MSU Feedlot Educational Series: Introduction to Crossbred Dairy Beef Production

    Published on February 1, 2021

    In session 1 of the MSU Feedlot Educational Series, Dr. Jerad Jaborek discusses crossbred dairy beef production. Raising purebred dairy steers for beef production results in some challenges compared with native beef cattle. Additionally, implementing a crossbreeding program on dairy farms where a terminal beef sire is bred to the dairy cows is becoming increasingly popular across the U.S as an option to increase the value of male dairy calves. Research implementing this crossbreeding strategy with Jersey cattle is presented. Along with sire selection considerations and management practices to help make crossbred dairy beef production a success.

  • Video: Groundwater Model

    Published on February 1, 2021

    Explanation of how groundwater and surface water interact with presenter Bindu Bhakta, Sustainable Natural Resource Management Extension educator

  • Coronavirus Relief Programs for Nontraditional Commodities

    Published on January 28, 2021

    Corey Clark and Mike Metzger present a summary of coronavirus relief programs that have been offered from the federal and state governments. Topics include applying for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 (CFAP 2) and tax implications of participating in the relief programs.

  • 5 Minute Cardio

    Published on January 21, 2021

    Need a break? Take a 5 minute physical activity break with MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Sandria Graham, right from your chair!

  • Wild Spartans: Raptor Conservation with Libby Mojica

    Published on January 12, 2021

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we take to the skies to talk to an ornithologist about the raptors that inspire us! Learn about researching, protecting, and conserving raptors that soar our skies. Meet EDM wildlife biologist, Libby Mojica, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “Raptor Conservation and Management: Working with Birds of Prey in Cities and Wildlands.”

  • Session 4: Michigan Water School Webinar Series - Water Policy

    Published on January 5, 2021

    Session 4: Water Policy. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • Session 3: Michigan Water School Webinar Series - Water Economics, Finance, and Planning

    Published on January 4, 2021

    Session 3: Water Economics, Finance, and Planning. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • Session 2: Michigan Water School Webinar Series - Water Quality

    Published on December 3, 2020

    Session 2: Water Quality. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • Food Business Legal 101 Recording

    Published on November 13, 2020

    The session provided an introduction to some of the laws governing the food industry for those seeking to establish or expand a food business in the State of Michigan.