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  • Agriculture

    MSU Extension works to increase farmers’ success while protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets and advancing agriculture through applied research. Agriculture is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the Michigan economy.


  • Rhizoctonia Management in Sugarbeets

    Published on May 6, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for May 6, 2021, focuses on managing Rhizoctonia in sugarbeets, presented by Daniel Bublitz, MSU sugarbeet specialist.

  • Dry Bean Considerations

    Published on May 27, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on May 27, 2021, focuses on dry bean considerations, presented by Scott Bales, MSU dry bean specialist.

  • Postemergence Weed Control

    Published on May 13, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on May 13, 2021, focuses on postemergence weed control, presented by Erin Burns, MSU weed science specialist.

  • Utilizing Digital Technology for Agriculture

    Published on August 19, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 19, 2021, focuses on utilizing digital technology for agriculture, presented by Bruno Basso, MSU Foundation Professor.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Organic Field Crop Production

    Published on June 25, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for June 25, 2020, focuses on organic field crop production, presented by Vicki Morrone, MSU organic field crop specialist. MSU entomologist Chris DiFonzo also gives a brief insect pest update, including true armyworms.

  • Michigan Good Food Charter Goal #6: Whitefish Community Schools, Paradise, MI

    6. Michigan schools will incorporate food and agriculture into the pre-K through 12th grade curriculum for all Michigan students and youth will have access to food and agriculture entrepreneurial opportunities.

  • Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Production

    Published on June 10, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 10, 2021, focuses on better transitioning from conventional to organic production, presented by Vicki Morrone, MSU organic farming specialist.

  • Getting the Most from Manure Applications

    Published on August 26, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 26, 2021, focuses on getting the most from manure applications, presented by Brook Wilke, Associate Director for Science and Agronomy, MSU Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Agroecosystem Research.

  • Wheat: Can Variety Selection Based on Plant Architecture Improve Yields?

    Published on June 8, 2020

    Michigan State University research is looking at yield response to different wheat varieties and seeding rates.

  • How to Submit Wheat Samples to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics

    Published on May 19, 2020

    If you are a wheat grower in Michigan and are wondering what is going on with your crop, take advantage of this amazing perk. You can send wheat samples to Michigan State University Plant & Pest Diagnostics and the Michigan Wheat Program will cover the lab fees!

  • Assessing Frost Damage in Soybeans

    Published on May 21, 2020

    Michigan State University Extension field crops educator Ricardo Costa shares how to assess soybeans after a frost.

  • Wheat: Conventional Drill vs. Precision Planting. What Do We Know So Far?

    Published on June 8, 2020

    Michigan State University research is looking at the benefits of precision planting wheat compared to conventional drill.

  • Scouting for Weed Escapes & Fall Management

    Published on September 9, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 9, 2021, focuses on scouting for weed escapes and fall management, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU Extension weed specialist.

  • Planting Wheat: Building High Yield Potential

    Published on September 2, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 2, 2021, focuses on planting wheat and building high yield potential, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension wheat specialist.

  • Better Irrigation Management Through Monitoring & Scheduling

    Published on June 3, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 3, 2021, focuses on better irrigation management through monitoring and scheduling, presented by Younsuk Dong, MSU irrigation specialist.

  • Soybean Cyst Nematodes

    Published on September 16, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 16, 2021, focuses on soybean cyst nematodes, presented by Marisol Quintanilla, MSU Extension nematologist.

  • Farm Tax Management

    Published on September 23, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 23, 2021, focuses farm tax management, presented by Corey Clark, MSU Extension farm business management educator.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Grain Price Outlook and Marketing Strategies - Matt Gammans

    Published on March 22, 2021

    In the last session of the series, MSU agricultural economist Matthew Gammans focused on addressing grain price outlook and novel marketing strategies. He first went through the recent March USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, identifying the current supply and demand pressures driving global commodity markets. He then discussed novel and less conventional marketing approaches including organic, transitional, non-GMO and environmental certification programs, as well as custom contracts with food processors looking to procure grain grown using a specific set of practices.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Weed Management - Christy Sprague and Erin Burns

    Published on March 8, 2021

    In the session on March 8, MSU Extension weed scientists Christy Sprague and Erin Burns focused on “Weed Control—Effective Options for Tough Weeds at Different Price Points.” Herbicides are the main component of many weed management programs in field crops. To reduce weed control costs, herbicide programs can be changed, although the cost of herbicides is relatively small compared to the economic cost and loss that can be caused by weeds.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Crop Fertility - Kurt Steinke and Jon LaPorte

    Published on March 15, 2021

    In this fifth session, Kurt Steinke, MSU Extension field crop soil fertility specialist, and Jon LaPorte, MSU Extension farm management educator, focus on “Crop Fertility Decisions—When Less is More and When Less is Less.” Fertilizer is a critical part of a farm’s ability to reach yield goals and frequently one of the largest inputs in the cost of production. Balancing the pursuit of high yields and achieving farm profitability raises the question of how much fertilizer should be applied each year.