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  • Aug 5

    Organic Vegetable Field Day

    August 5, 2021 9:00AM – 1:00PM Program begins at 9 am, lunch begins at noon. MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center - North Farm N5431 Rock River Rd Chatham MI 49816

    Visit MSU UPREC North Farm for a tour of organic research -- vegetable variety trials and mechanical cultivation -- and stay for lunch. Free event.

  • MSU Cover Crop Team Webinar Series: Managing Weeds When Seeding Cover Crops

    Published on May 15, 2019

    The fourth webinar in this series highlights research at Michigan State University on managing weeds in agricultural systems using cover crops.

  • Can Cover Crops Control Marestail, Horseweed?

    Published on February 14, 2020

    John A. Schramski, masters student at Michigan State University, shares his research conducted in collaboration with his advisor, Dr. Christy L. Sprague. Horseweed continues to be an issue in Michigan due to herbicide resistance, reduced tillage control, prolonged and unpredictable emergence, and changes in rotation practices. These issues make this week particularly difficult to control.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Weed Management - Christy Sprague and Erin Burns

    Published on March 8, 2021

    In the session on March 8, MSU Extension weed scientists Christy Sprague and Erin Burns focused on “Weed Control—Effective Options for Tough Weeds at Different Price Points.” Herbicides are the main component of many weed management programs in field crops. To reduce weed control costs, herbicide programs can be changed, although the cost of herbicides is relatively small compared to the economic cost and loss that can be caused by weeds.

  • Dr. Debalina Saha enjoys conducting applied research and interacting with her students

    Published on February 8, 2021
    Dr. Saha was hired as an Assistant Professor in July 2019 to help the ornamental (nursery, greenhouse, landscape) industry with weed control issues.

  • Fall weed control reminders on late and prevent plant acres

    Published on October 16, 2019
    Recommendations for fall 2019 weed control that will set the stage for successful spring 2020 weed control

  • 2020 Weed Control Guide

    Published on January 17, 2020
    The 2020 MSU Weed Control Guide for field crops is now available online