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  • Field Crops

    MSU Extension provides research-based field crop production recommendations and resources. Assistance is accessible through educational programs, fact sheets, bulletins, articles, websites and individual contacts.


  • 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.

  • Soybeans, is Corn Still King?

    Published on December 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 4: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Mark Seamon, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, and Mike Station, Field Crops MSU Extension Educator, to discuss the future of soybeans for Michigan Farmers.

  • Thinking Ahead: Critical Issues for First-Time Growers

    Published on March 26, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 3: MSU Extension Educator Eric Anderson sits down with Lori Whitmyer, hemp grower from Southwest Michigan, to discuss critical issues facing first time hemp growers

  • Flushing phosphorus down the drain: tile lines and disoloved phosphorus

    Published on November 12, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 4: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Merrin McCrae, Researcher at the Univeristy of Waterloo, to discuss phosphorus transport and how that interacts with tile lines, cover crops and more!

  • 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.

  • Getting Down to the Business of Sustainability

    Published on February 4, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 2: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, sits down with Tim Boring, MABA, and Tom Zimnicki, Michigan Environmental Council, to discuss private industry impacts on farming sustainability standards.

  • Hemp Pollination Considerations

    Published on March 18, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 2: Eric Anderson and Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crop Educator, sits down with James DeDecker, Director at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, to discuss pollination considerations for the 2020 season.

  • 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

  • Consumer opinion matters: markets and the pandemic

    Published on October 29, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 3: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Trey Malone, MSU Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, to discuss how consumer opinions impact Michigan markets.

  • 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.

  • Can you help me with my cover crop?

    Published on May 26, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 4 Episode 5: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Dean Baas, MSU Extension Sustainable Agriculture Educator, to discuss 101 cover crop planning and how to get help with your cover crop.

  • Cover Crops, Carryover and Termination

    Published on April 14, 2020
    Series 4 Episode 1: Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, sit down with Christy Sprague, Weed Extension Specialist, to discuss cover crops and weed management.

  • Working Women, the Backbone of Family Farms

    Published on June 3, 2020
    This is a testimonial to the trials and tribulations as described by a working women in agriculture. Listen as she explains her supporting role, added stress of having an off-farm job, and how she maintains a healthy work life balance.

  • Lessons Learned from Lake Erie

    Published on March 17, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 5: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack sit down with Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Educator, to discuss water quality issues and what Michigan Farmers can learn from Ohio.

  • What does this cover crop do for my farm?

    Published on May 6, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 4 Episode 4: Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, sit down with Dustin Mulock, Farmer from Ontario, CA, to discuss biofences, companion cropping and nutrient management with cover crops.

  • 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.

  • In a Pickle with Specialty Crops and Cover Crops

    Published on April 21, 2020
    Series 4 Episode 2: Monica Jean and Paul Gross, MSU Extension Field Crops Educators, sit down with Nathan Clarke, farmer in Midland County, to discuss cover crops and conservation tillage practices with dry beans and pickles.