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  • Corn

    As one of the top produced agricultural commodities in Michigan, corn is integral to the state's economy. MSU Extension provides educational opportunities and resources for farmers searching for answers to improve yields, manage pests and increase profits.


  • Innovative forage systems

    Published on December 21, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 2: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sits down with Erins Burns and Kim Cassida, Weed Scientist and Forage Specialist at MSU, to discuss how changing up your forage rotation can help with management issues like manure application oppertunities.

  • Don't treat manure like $h*t

    Published on December 10, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 6 Episode 1: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sits down with Glen Arnold, Manure Nutrient Management Systems Field Specialist with OSU, to discuss how to better utilize manure through improved application techniques.

  • Saving soil: a farmer's perspective on cover crops

    Published on November 26, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 5: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Dan Ritter, Farmer in the thumb of MIchigan , to discuss how cover crops work to save him money throu

  • The Progression of Bt Resistance

    Published on December 13, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 3: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Chris DiFonzo, MSU Field Crops Entomologist, to explore the progression of Bt resistance in field crops and the solution.

  • Clean and Clear Partnerships with Drain Officials

    Published on January 14, 2020
    Series 2 Ep 1: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, talk with Randy Dell, MI Nature Conservancy Ag Program Director, and Brian Wendling, Saginaw Co Public Works Commissioner, about a drainage partnership between counties and farmers.

  • Marketing Through Mayhem

    Published on November 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 1: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Angie Setzer, Vice President of Grain for Citizens LLC (Charlotte, MI) to pull back the curtains on marketing grain.

  • The Modern Day Cover Crop

    Published on January 10, 2020
    Series 1 Episode 5: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Dean Baas, Sustainable Agriculture Educator, and Ricardo Costa, Field Crops Educator, to discuss the role cover crops should play in our rotations.

  • Rotation That's Anything but Boring

    Published on January 7, 2021
    In the Weeds Series 6 Episode 3: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sit down with Tim Boring, Farmer by Stockbridge, MI, to discuss how to incorporate in innovative practices like relay cropping.

  • Myth-busting Phosphorus in Your Fields

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 1: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sit down with Chad Penn, Research Soil Scientist with USDA-ARS, to discuss how phosphorus behaves in the field and how farming practices can influence its fate.

  • Is Farming Stressing you out?!?

    Published on November 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 2: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean sits down with Abe Pasch, Dairy Farmer and Isabella County Farm Bureau President and Paul Gross, MSUE Educator, to discuss the stresses of farming.

  • Basics of Field Crop and Hay Production

    Published on January 4, 2016

    Getting started with field crops and hay.

  • Managing Corn Silage for Quality

    Published on September 3, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 3, 2020, focuses on managing corn silage for quality, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping systems agronomist. Following Singh’s presentation, Claire White at Michigan Corn gives an update on corn yield.

  • Tar Spot and White Mold

    Published on July 23, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 23, 2020, focuses on tar spot in corn and white mold in soybean, presented by Martin Chilvers, MSU Extension plant pathologist. Following Chilver’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Corn Virtual Field Day

    Published on October 7, 2020

    MIchigan State University researchers and experts discuss how to improve corn crops.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Corn and Soybean Planting Considerations for 2020

    Published on April 30, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 30, 2020, focuses on corn and soybean planting considerations, presented by Manni Singh of MSU’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Managing Corn Silage for Quality

    Published on September 3, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 3, 2020, focuses on managing corn silage for quality, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping systems agronomist. Following Singh’s presentation, Claire White at Michigan Corn gives an update on corn yield.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Corn and Soybean Planting Considerations for 2020

    Published on April 30, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 30, 2020, focuses on corn and soybean planting considerations, presented by Manni Singh of MSU’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Managing Corn Silage for Quality

    Published on September 3, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 3, 2020, focuses on managing corn silage for quality, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping systems agronomist. Following Singh’s presentation, Claire White at Michigan Corn gives an update on corn yield.

  • 0:00 / 23:16 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.

  • Team Discussion After the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast for May 7, 2020

    Published on May 7, 2020

    A quick discussion about early season insects, alfalfa seedlings, wheat herbicides and fertilizing grass hay fields with the MSU Extension field crop educators and specialists.