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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Slug Management

    Published on April 29, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 29, 2021, focuses on managing slugs, presented by Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University associate professor of entomology.

  • MSU Extension Field Crops Video Tips S4E2 - Starter Fertilizer

    Published on April 28, 2021

    This week, Extension Educator Phil Kaatz is talking about the importance of starter fertilizer and its placement when planting corn.

  • Corn and Soybean Planting Conditions

    Published on April 22, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 22, 2021, focuses corn and soybean planting conditions, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping systems agronomist.

  • MSU Extension Field Crops Video Tips Series S4E1 - Feekes 6 Stage

    Published on April 20, 2021

    Ricardo Costa shows producers how to determine if your wheat field is at Feekes 6 stage.

  • Soil Fertility: Start Right to Finish Well

    Published on April 15, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 15, 2021, focuses on soil fertility and management, presented by Kurt Steinke, MSU soil fertility and nutrient management.

  • Early Season Weed Control

    Published on April 8, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 8, 2021, focuses on early season weed control, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU Extension weeds specialist.

  • PLFA Webinar

    Published on April 5, 2021

    Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) test, which measures the biomass of the microbes in the soil, is one of the tests that is currently being conducted to determine the microbial population of soil. To understand the PLFA test, the MSU Extension Field Crops Team invited Donna Brandt, Research Specialist with Missouri’s Soil Health Assessment Center, to give a short presentation on soil health, PLFA analysis, and how to interpret a soil health report.

  • Ultra Early Soybean Planting

    Published on April 1, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 1, 2021, focuses on ultra early soybean planting, presented by Mike Staton, MSU Extension soybean educator.

  • Reducing Land Application Incidents

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Reducing land application incidents – Leslie Johnson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

  • Seed Starting with Rebecca Krans

    Published on February 16, 2021

    Our first episode of Cabin Fever Conversations for 2021 featured MSU Extension's Rebecca Krans teaching us about seed starting.

  • Bug Bites! Session 4: Biopesticide integration: strategy and economic considerations

    Published on February 9, 2021

    Bug Bites! Biopesticide integration: strategy and economics with JJ Klimp from Hidden Leaf Greenhouse in Kalamazoo, MI. Recorded live on Oct 27, 2020. JJ shares his approach to successfully integrating biopesticides into his biological control program - what he sprays, when he sprays, and why he sprays it. He includes examples of real spring floriculture crop cycles and provides cost analyses on his chosen management decisions.

  • 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.

  • Managing crop height

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Professor Emeritus Royal Heins discusses the history of DIF, which is the temperature difference between the day and night, and how it can be used to manage plant height of floriculture crops produced in greenhouses. He also discusses graphical tracking of the height of potted flowering plants to help growers achieve their desired height targets.

  • Root Fruit Salad

    Published on December 4, 2020

    This salad shows that you really can eat a rainbow, with fruits and vegetables!

  • 2020 Virtual Ag-Citing Experience

    Published on November 24, 2020

    The Ag-Citing Experience program was developed as a joint effort between Michigan State University Extension and the St. Joseph County (Michigan) Grange Fair to invite 3rd grade classrooms to the fair to learn about how livestock and crops are raised and where their food comes from. Since the fair was cancelled in 2020, we worked with a host of volunteers to create this virtual version of the tour. Enjoy!

  • Dairy Farm Visit

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Most Americans have never visited a farm before, so they are disconnected from the people and processes involved in raising crops and animals to provide the food we eat every day. This video takes you on a tour of a working dairy farm to see how cows are raised and milk is produced.

  • Vegetable Root Crop Virtual Field Day: Carrots & Parsnips

    Published on October 14, 2020

    Michigan State University researchers discuss plant parasitic nematode research of carrots and parsnips.

  • Vegetable Root Crop Virtual Field Day: Zack Hayden & Michael Metiva

    Published on October 14, 2020

    Michigan State University researchers discuss asparagus nitrogen research and processing carrot trial.