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  • Wheat

    MSU Extension focus on wheat production to provide educational opportunities for educators and researchers to gain access to learn more about the crop and find new techniques to help the future of the crop.


  • Marketing Through Mayhem

    Published on November 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 1: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Angie Setzer, Vice President of Grain for Citizens LLC (Charlotte, MI) to pull back the curtains on marketing grain.

  • The Modern Day Cover Crop

    Published on January 10, 2020
    Series 1 Episode 5: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Dean Baas, Sustainable Agriculture Educator, and Ricardo Costa, Field Crops Educator, to discuss the role cover crops should play in our rotations.

  • Myth-busting Phosphorus in Your Fields

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 1: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sit down with Chad Penn, Research Soil Scientist with USDA-ARS, to discuss how phosphorus behaves in the field and how farming practices can influence its fate.

  • Wheat Agronomy

    Published on February 29, 2016

    Getting started with wheat agronomy.

  • 2020 Field Day - Michigan Wheat Program's new Wheat Yield Contest

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Michigan Wheat Program Executive Director Jody Pollok-Newsom describes the brand-new Michigan Wheat Yield Contest for soft red and soft white winter wheat (irrigated and dryland). Results based on actual yields. The contest is in tandem with the National Wheat Yield Contest run by the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Wheat Foundation.

  • 2020 Field Day - New wheat varieties for Michigan farmers

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Eric Olson talks about his wheat breeding program and provides a "sneak preview" of new wheat varieties on the horizon. Olson discusses the advantages and differences in Jupiter, Harbor, Moonlight and other promising red and white winter wheat varieties on the horizon. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • 2020 Field Day - Wheat research and scouting report

    Published on June 15, 2020

    MSU wheat specialist Dennis Pennington talks about his wheat research project that varies planting date and seeding rate. The presentation includes a May 15, 2020, video showing wheat plots planted on five dates from mid-September through November 15, 2019. The video also shows plots of variable seeding rates from 1.6 to 2 million seeds/acre. Also discussion of malting wheat, frost damage, barley yellow dwarf virus and other ailments see this spring. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • 2020 Field Day - Start right to finish well with nutrient management of wheat

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Kurt Steinke talk about his research on the impacts of fertilizer application on winter wheat yield and profitability. Focus on what nutrients and plant growth regulator make a good starting line for soft red and white winter wheat. Discussion of soil testing before planting, impact of planting date. Secondary focus on nutrient benefits in wheat straw production. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • 2020 Field Day: Managing Fusarium head scab

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Marty Chilvers shows drone footage of small plot trials on fungicide efficacy, and shows various wheat diseases seen in Michigan in Spring 2020. He discusses Fusarium head scab and a variety of fungicide and treatments to manage it. Q&A session at end of this clip with former MSU wheat educator Martin Nagelkirk. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • 2020 Field Day - Precision planting in winter wheat

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Manni Singh talks about his research to adopt the precision planting approach for winter wheat in Michigan. Singh is investigating whether optimal seed placement (depth), row spacing, seeding rates, variety selection and planting time can maximize wheat yields. Some Q&A at conclusion. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • 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.

  • 2020 Field Day - Welcome and Event Introduction

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Michigan Wheat Program chairman Dave Milligan welcomes producers to the first-ever all "Virtual" Field Day, featuring a half-dozen online research reports by MSU wheat researchers. Also welcome from Michigan State University by Dr. Jim Kells, professor of Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences and Project GREEEN coordinator. Brought to you by the 2020 Summer Field Day.

  • 2020 Field Day - Regional wheat crop reports

    Published on June 15, 2020

    A series of speakers provide their perspective on how the 2020 Michigan wheat crop looks in their part of the state. Speakers include MSU Extension educators Ricardo Costa, Bob Battel, Martin Nagelkirk, Dennis Pennington, Paul Gross, Bruce MacKellar, Monica Jean and Christian Tollini. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • Monica Jean

    Field Crops Educator
    atkinmon@msu.edu
    989-224-5240

  • Ricardo Costa

    Extension Educator
    costasil@msu.edu
    517-264-5310

  • Dennis Pennington, M.S.

    Wheat Systems Specialist
    pennin34@msu.edu
    269-832-0497

  • James Isleib

    Crop production educator
    isleibj@msu.edu
    906-387-2530

  • Martin Chilvers, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    chilvers@msu.edu
    517-353-9967

  • Bruce MacKellar

    Food and Animal Systems
    mackella@msu.edu