Field Crops

Department of Community Sustainability

4-H Environmental & Outdoor Education

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  • 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.

  • Soil Fertility and Testing

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Horticulture & Natural Resources Session: This session will be a basic introduction to soil fertility. We will cover essential nutrients, soil testing, soil test reports, soil pH and fertilizer application rate calculations.