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  • 2020 Field Day - Roughstalk bluegrass in winter wheat: Should we be concerned?

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Christy Sprague, Professor in MSU's Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, talks about the problems that the Roughstalk Bluegrass causes in Michigan wheat and how it may be managed. At the 2020 Virtual Field Day sponsored by the Michigan Wheat Program.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Sushila Chaudhari

    Published on August 3, 2020

    Sushila Chaudhari talks about herbicides for weed management and crop safety.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Field Day - Christy Sprague

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Weed expert Christy Sprague discusses techniques to reduce pressure from mare's tail and water hemp weeds in sugar beet plots.

  • 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.

  • Weeds

    The Weed Science Program’s goal at MSU is to provide science-based research and extension information on integrated weed management in field crops.

  • Erin Hill, Ph.D.

    Weed Science Diagnostician
    hiller12@msu.edu
    517-432-9693

  • Angela Tenney, M.S.

    Plant Identification / Nematode Technician
    millera3@msu.edu
    517-353-8563

  • Early Season Weed Control for 2019

    Published on April 25, 2019
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 25, 2019, focused on early-season weed control, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU Extension weeds specialist.

  • Asiatic Garden Beetles and Marestail

    Published on April 12, 2018
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 12, 2018, focused on Asiatic garden beetles and marestail, presented by Bruce MacKellar, MSU Extension educator.

  • Early Season Weed Control for 2018

    Published on April 26, 2018
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 26, 2018, focused on early-season weed control, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU Extension weeds specialist.

  • Weed Control Considerations for a Late Wet Spring

    Published on June 6, 2019
    The June 6, 2019 MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast featured a discussion on weed control for a late wet spring, presented by Erin Burns, MSU Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences.

  • Postemergence Weed Issues for 2020

    Published on May 21, 2020
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for May 21, 2020, focuses on postemergence weed issues, presented by Erin Burns, MSU weeds specialist.

  • Harvesting Weed Seeds

    Published on August 29, 2019
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for August 29, 2019, focused on harvesting weed seeds, presented by Erin Hill, MSU weeds diagnostician.

  • Early Season Weed Control for 2020

    Published on April 23, 2020
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 23, 2020, focuses on early season weed control, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU weed scientist.

  • MSU Weed Tour

    Published on June 21, 2018
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 21, 2018, focused on the 2018 MSU Weed Tour that will be held Wednesday, June 27. Presented by Dr. Erin Burns, MSU weed science specialist.

  • Using Zidua in celery

    Published on June 4, 2020
    What does the herbicide Zidua bring to the table for celery growers?

  • Got weeds? Remove them before they set seed.

    Published on September 11, 2019
    Ways to conquer those unwanted or unknown plants from invading your gardens or yards

  • Southwest Michigan field crop update – May 21, 2020

    Published on May 21, 2020
    High rainfall totals from this past week have put field work on hold, but warmer weather is on the way to get planted crops up and growing.

  • Lesser celandine: An attractive spring weed that spreads with a vengeance

    Published on May 7, 2020
    Also known as fig buttercup, lesser celandine forms dense mats that outcompete shady turf and spring ephemerals.