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  • Research Horticulturist

    Hiring Organization: USDA
    Employment type: Full-Time
    Application Deadline: April 16, 2020
    Job Location: Kearneysville, WV

  • Winterkill and brown root rot of alfalfa

    Published on April 16, 2009

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day

    Published on September 29, 2020

    Researchers discuss using cover crops.

  • Seeding Equipment for Cover Crops

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Paul Gross

  • Compaction Remediation with Cover Crops

    Published on September 11, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Paul Gross, gives cover crop recommendations for fields that have compaction due to constructions project like wind turbine installation.

  • Protect sugarbeets from Rhizoctonia root rot

    Published on February 10, 2012
    Rhizoctonia root rot in sugarbeets can be controlled by utilizing resistant varieties and timely Quadris fungicide applications.

  • Sorghum for Cover Crops and Forage

    Published on January 9, 2020

    Michigan State University (MSU) Forage and Cover Crop Specialist, Kim Cassida, explores how dual-purpose use for Sorghum cover crops can benefit both soil health and livestock. Forage sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids (sometimes abbreviated as sudex) are exceptionally heat and drought tolerant annual crops that are often used as cover crops. They also have a long history as livestock feed harvested as hay, haylage, or pasture. This makes them a prime candidate for dual purpose use as both cover crop and forage. Dual purpose cover crops can help crop growers recoup the cost of planting a cover, while providing much needed feed for livestock. Because roots are not harvested, many of the soil improvement benefits remain. Frost-killed pasture can be stockpiled for winter grazing similar to corn stover, while also continuing to provide ground cover and erosion protection.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Cover Crops in Michigan - Interseeding Cover Crops

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The first webinar in this series highlights research from Michigan State University on interseeding cover crops into standing corn.

  • 4-H club takes root

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Their garden, part of Sault Sainte Marie's community garden system, quickly outgrew its space. They are grateful to the Sault Gardening Club for the generous donation of two garden plots for the 4-H club to use this growing season.

  • Multi-bay high tunnels: Protecting fruit crops

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists are studying raspberries, strawberries and blackberries using a relatively inexpensive multi-bay tunnel, which provides protection to crops during the growing season.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alternative Forages

    Published on June 4, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for June 4, 2020, focuses on alternative forages, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU forage specialist.

  • Pythium root rot diseases on golf courses

    Published on July 19, 2019
    Pythium root rot diseases, seldom a problem in Michigan, are currently causing stress on golf course putting greens.

  • Prevented Planting & Cover Crops 2019

    Published on June 21, 2019

    Podcast with Paul Gross and Dr. Dean Baas from Michigan State University Extension, discussing options for using cover crops during prevented planting.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Fine-tune Nutrients

    Published on May 7, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 7, 2020, focuses on fine-turning nutrients, presented by Kurt Steinke, MSU Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management.

  • Enhancing profitability of spring crops

    Published on February 5, 2021

    MSU Professor Emeritus Royal Heins discusses how to reduce input costs in the commercial production of annual bedding plants, especially for larger containers that typically have more than one liner. Emphasis is on direct stick propagation into the final container, which reduces costs by eliminating the cost of producing and transplanting a similar number of liners. This strategy also shifts labor to earlier in the season, with the potential to reduce overtime labor during traditional peak weeks. Delivered at the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo in December, 2020.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alfalfa Autotoxicity

    Published on August 13, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 13, 2020, focuses on Alfalfa Autotoxicity, presented by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist. Following Dr. Cassida's presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Grain Marketing

    Published on August 20, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 20, 2020, focuses on grain marketing, presented by Dr. Aleks Schaefer, MSU Agricultural and Food Policy. Following Dr. Schaefers’ presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.