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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.

  • Biosecurity: Protection Farm Animals

    Published on March 10, 2016

    Getting started with biosecurity: protection farm animals.

  • Meeting 4 - Grains for Brewing & Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    This week’s session focused on grain quality evaluation! It can be a "dry" topic (pun intended), but we had a lively chat with Aaron MacLeod of the Center for Craft Food & Beverage at Hartwick College; Dr. Nicole Shriner, who heads the Fermented Beverage Technology program and analysis lab at MSU; and Christian Kapp, who leads the MSU Quality Lab at the Upper Peninsula Research & Extension Center (UPREC). Check out the recording of our meeting to find out why quality assurance and quality control are so critical from farm to glass!

  • 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.

  • 2020 Field Day - Roughstalk bluegrass in winter wheat: Should we be concerned?

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Christy Sprague, Professor in MSU's Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, talks about the problems that the Roughstalk Bluegrass causes in Michigan wheat and how it may be managed. At the 2020 Virtual Field Day sponsored by the Michigan Wheat Program.

  • Getting Started with Chestnuts

    Published on May 12, 2021

    A primer on the Michigan chestnut industry from MSU Extension educator Erin Lizotte.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Sushila Chaudhari

    Published on August 3, 2020

    Sushila Chaudhari talks about herbicides for weed management and crop safety.

  • 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.

  • Tour of MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center

    We hear from Christian Kapp of the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, MI. The decision to accept or reject a load of grain for malting is a matter of critical importance no matter the size of the malthouse or the size of the farm.

  • Getting Started with Meat Goats

    Published on April 1, 2016

    The basics of meat goat production.

  • Meeting 9 - Grains for Brewing and Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    Dr. Rich Horsley, barley breeder at North Dakota State University, shared his thoughts and experiences in breeding malting barley for “non-traditional” barley growing regions, like… the Great Lakes and the Northeast!

  • Mid-summer Insect Update

    Published on August 5, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 5, 2021, focuses on a mid-summer insect update, presented by Christina DiFonzo, MSU Extension field crops entomology specialist.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Marisol Quintanilla

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Marisol Quintanilla, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Entomology, and Brian Levene, a research associate: This presentation covered various methods for managing soybean cyst nematodes such as testing, resistant varieties, cover crops, manure applications, trap crops and nematicides.

  • Meeting 8 - Grains for Brewing and Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    This week's topic: Spring Barley varieties with Dr. James DeDecker, director of the the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan. Alison Babb, founder and maltstress at Empire Malting Company, shared her experiences as well, along with lively banter and discussion.

  • Conversations in the Community with Morgan Doherty

    Published on April 7, 2021

    We speak with Morgan Doherty of Tender Heart Gardens and Capital United Land Trust in Lansing.

  • Small Vegetable Farm Systems Webinar

    Published on February 1, 2017

    Getting started with small vegetable farm systems.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Daniel Bublitz

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Daniel Bublitz discusses the sugar beet advancement variety trials, including the effects of root disease and a new screening project.

  • 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.

  • Industrial Hemp Production 101: Hemp: Varieties, production, strategies and growing requirements

    Published on October 16, 2019

    This webinar will cover the various forms of hemp in production, indoor vs. field production strategies, propagation, media and soils, and environmental and day length requirements, including growth stages for indoor production.

  • Planting Wheat, Building High Yield Potential

    Published on August 27, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 27, 2020, focuses on planting wheat and building high yield potential, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat specialist. Following Pennington’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Francisco Gomez

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Francisco Gomez talks about the dry bean variety trials at the Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center.