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Field Crops

Department of Community Sustainability



  • On Farm Research: Cover Crop Interseeding and Seeding Rates

    Published on March 14, 2020

    Dr. Karen Renner, Professor in the MSU Plant, Soils and Microbial Sciences Department and graduate student Aaron Brooker have been conducting research into interseeding cover crops into corn between the V1 and V7 growth stages. Previous years’ research found the use of cover crops does not reduce corn yield, and is an effective strategy to improve soil health and suppress winter annual weeds. Their current work, described in this video, builds on this research and looked at different seeding rates and different cover crop mixtures.

  • Late planted corn: should I change my seeding rates?

    Published on June 4, 2019
    Since more than 60% of corn in Michigan has not been planted yet, many are asking if seeding rates should be changed. The short answer is no.