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  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 5, September 1

    Published on September 1, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics.

  • The Mechanisms and Best Usage Practices for Most Used Fungicides

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Fruit Session: A discussion of how and why different classes of fungicides work, and recommendations on how to use this information when deciding on which to use.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session3, August 4

    Published on August 6, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Monitoring leaf wetness duration to predict disease infection period– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2) Irrigation water supply: how much water do I need? – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; and 3) Irrigation of blueberries and other small fruit - Mark Longstroth, MSU Fruit Educator Emeritus.

  • Low Cost Sensors to Improve Irrigation Management

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: There have been remarkable improvements in low cost, low voltage micro-processor systems available to the hobbyist “maker community”. These small computers have the ability to read and store data from a wide variety of sensors, and can be used to automate processes, creating opportunities for farmers to integrate this technology for data collection and management. Dr. Younsuk Dong, Michigan State University Department of Biosystems Engineering, will discuss his work in utilizing one of these systems to improve irrigation management, monitor leaf wetness, reduce the risk of crop diseases.

  • Jan Byrne, Ph.D.

    Plant Pathology Diagnostician
    byrnejm@msu.edu
    517-355-3504

  • Reducing agricultural risks with new technologies

    Published on October 14, 2019
    From using smartphone apps to soil testing and seed placement, growers aim to increase efficiency of their operations.

  • MSU researcher awarded grant to develop low-cost sensor monitoring system for Great Lakes farmers

    Published on February 17, 2021
    Younsuk Dong, specialist in the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, is leading a project to make sensors more accessible for farmers in Michigan and Indiana.

  • Signs and symptoms of plant disease: Is it fungal, viral or bacterial?

    Published on December 19, 2012
    Familiarity with the way plant diseases are visually identified can help you diagnose problems.

  • Ask the Expert: Canna Virus

    Published on June 23, 2020
    Streaky foliage in Canna is often an indication of Canna virus.

  • Cabin Fever Conversations is back starting Feb. 5, 2021

    Published on January 26, 2021
    Winter blues have you longing for summer days in the garden? Spend your Friday lunch with Cabin Fever Conversations!