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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Manni Singh

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Maninder Singh, an assistant professor in PSM, and Tom Siler, a graduate research assistant: This session showed how various agronomic management decisions can be adjusted based on planting time in order to optimize soybean canopy development and maximize yield and profit.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Marty Chilvers

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Martin Chilvers, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (PSM) and MSU Extension field crops pathologist, and graduate students Austin McCoy and Viviana Ortiz: The Chilvers lab conducts research to understand and improve management of diseases. This presentation provided an update on soybean disease management and current disease management trials.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Kurt Steinke

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Kurt Steinke, an associate professor in PSM and MSU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist, and Christian Terwillegar, a master’s student: Soybean producers continue to show interest in modifying nutrient applications to better capture and utilize nutrients for a potential yield response. However, questions continue to include what to do when soil test phosphorous and potassium are above critical levels and whether to utilize a starter fertilizer.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Christy Sprague

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Christy Sprague, a professor in PSM and MSU Extension weed specialist, and Justine Fisher, a graduate student: Herbicide-resistant horseweed (marestail) continues to be a major issue for Michigan soybean farmers. Learn about the latest research on integrated strategies to manage horseweed with cover crops, soybean row widths and herbicides.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Marisol Quintanilla

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Marisol Quintanilla, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Entomology, and Brian Levene, a research associate: This presentation covered various methods for managing soybean cyst nematodes such as testing, resistant varieties, cover crops, manure applications, trap crops and nematicides.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Full Show

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Full recording of the 2020 Soybean Virtual Field Day.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Chris DiFonzo

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Chris DiFonzo, a professor in the MSU Department of Entomology and MSU Extension field crops entomologist: Growers often see insects feeding at the field edge in August. This presentation showed how insect defoliation should be measured in soybeans and discusses the rarity of levels high enough to spray in Michigan.

  • Tar Spot and White Mold

    Published on July 23, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 23, 2020, focuses on tar spot in corn and white mold in soybean, presented by Martin Chilvers, MSU Extension plant pathologist. Following Chilver’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Assessing Frost Damage in Soybeans

    Published on May 21, 2020

    Michigan State University Extension field crops educator Ricardo Costa shares how to assess soybeans after a frost.

  • Corn and Soybean Planting Considerations for 2020

    Published on April 30, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 30, 2020, focuses on corn and soybean planting considerations, presented by Manni Singh of MSU’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.

  • Nematode Management

    Published on July 11, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for July 11, 2019, focused on nematode management, presented by Marisol Quintanilla, MSU Applied Nematologist.

  • Recommendations for Late-Planted Soybeans

    Published on June 13, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 13, 2019, focused on recommendations for late-planted soybeans, presented by Mike Staton, MSU Extension field crop educator.

  • Corn and Soybean Planting Tips for 2019

    Published on May 2, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 2, 2019, focused on corn and soybean planning tips for 2019, presented by Manni Singh, MSU Extension agronomy specialist.

  • Soybean Cyst Nematode Biology and Management

    Published on August 23, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Aug. 23, 2018, focused on soybean cyst nematode biology and management, presented by Dr. Marisol Quintanilla, MSU applied nematologist.

  • Sporecaster and White Mold Management in Soybeans

    Published on July 17, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for July 12, 2018, focused on Sporecaster and White Mold Management in Soybeans, presented by Dr. Martin Chilvers, MSU field crop pathologist.

  • Late Planted Soybean and Stand Assessment

    Published on June 8, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 7, 2018, focused on late-planting soybeans and stand assessment, presented by Mike Staton, MSU Extension soybean educator.

  • Corn and Soybean Planting Tips for 2018

    Published on May 3, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 3rd, 2018, focused on corn and soybean planting strategies for 2018, presented by Dr. Manni Singh, MSU Extension agronomy specialist.

  • Basics of Field Crop and Hay Production

    Published on January 4, 2016

    Getting started with field crops and hay.