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  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" June 24, 2020 Harvesting 1st cutting alfalfa research plots

    Published on June 27, 2020

    The crew at Michigan State University's Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan are taking first cutting data from a set of alfalfa research plots. This study is comparing reduced-lignin alfalfa varieties and extended alfalfa harvest interval timings. Funding is from Project GREEN.

  • Alfalfa Harvest Management

    Published on May 17, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 17, 2018, focused on alfalfa harvest management for 2018, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU Extension forage specialist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alfalfa Autotoxicity

    Published on August 13, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 13, 2020, focuses on Alfalfa Autotoxicity, presented by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist. Following Dr. Cassida's presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Irrigation Webinar - Session 1, July 7

    Published on July 9, 2021

    View the recording from the July 7 Irrigation Webinar Series. Hear more about irrigation scheduling, planning irrigation systems, the opportunity to produce annual forage crop under irrigation and irrigated crop nitrogen management in a year with too much and too little water.

  • 2015 TARE Field Trials

    Published on January 1, 2016
    This report represents the eleventh year of a multi-county strategy for evaluating corn hybrids and soybean varieties as well as agronomic practices in Michigan’s Thumb.

  • 2011 TARE Field Trials

    Published on January 1, 2012
    This report represents the seventh year of a multi-county strategy for evaluating corn hybrids and soybean varieties as well as agronomic practices.

  • 2016 TARE Field Trials

    Published on January 1, 2017
    This report represents the 12th year of a multi-county strategy for evaluating corn hybrids and soybean varieties as well as agronomic practices in Michigan’s Thumb.

  • 2013 TARE Field Trials

    Published on January 1, 2014
    This report represents the ninth year of a multi-county strategy for evaluating corn hybrids and soybean varieties as well as agronomic practices.

  • Alfalfa Autotoxicity

    Published on August 13, 2020
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 13, 2020, focuses on Alfalfa Autotoxicity, presented by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist.

  • Alfalfa Harvest Management

    Published on May 17, 2018
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 17, 2018, focused on alfalfa harvest management for 2018, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU Extension forage specialist.

  • Southwest Michigan field crops update – June 3, 2021

    Published on June 3, 2021
    Row crop development remains strong but concerns over dry conditions in the foreseeable future persist.

  • Southwest Michigan field crops update – May 21, 2021

    Published on May 21, 2021
    With the return to normal to above-normal temperatures this past week, we received an average of 88 growing degree days (GDD) base 50 last week.

  • Southeast Michigan field crops update – June 3, 2021

    Published on June 3, 2021
    The Michigan Wheat Program's 2021 summer field day will be Wednesday, June 9, from 8 to 10 a.m.

  • Field Crop Sessions Take the Center Stage at the MI Ag Ideas to Grow with Conference, February 15-19, 2021

    Published on February 5, 2021
    Learn about controlling pests, farm bill options for 2021, working with lenders, drainage and irrigation, working with MDNR on managing wildlife damage and more. There are over 25 sessions to choose from, over 20 providing RUP credits.

  • Southeast Michigan field crops update – May 14, 2021

    Published on May 14, 2021
    Based on the 10-day forecast, you shouldn't expect frost for the remainder of spring.

  • Southwest Michigan field crop update – April 22, 2021

    Published on April 22, 2021
    The 2021 growing season got off to a fast start in many places across Michigan fueled by dry conditions that traced their roots back to last fall.

  • Southwest Michigan field crops update – May 13, 2021

    Published on May 13, 2021
    Cool and dry weather cleared the way for significant planting progress. As temperatures warm and more dry weather is on the way, concerns arise with crop establishment and early development.

  • Virtual Crop Scout School now offered

    Published on May 4, 2021
    The 2021 Virtual Crop Scout School for corn, soybeans, small grains and alfalfa is available now and free to the general public.

  • Managing alfalfa autoxicity

    Published on May 1, 2019
    Alfalfa has a trait that is unusual among forage crops – it contains natural chemicals that are toxic to its own seedlings.

  • Southwest Michigan field crops update – June 10, 2021

    Published on June 10, 2021
    Rain showers this week were beneficial for those fortunate enough to be underneath one, but more dry weather in the forecast is unwelcome news for moving crops through early vegetative stages.