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  • Planting Wheat: Building High Yield Potential

    Published on September 2, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 2, 2021, focuses on planting wheat and building high yield potential, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension wheat specialist.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 5, September 1

    Published on September 1, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics.

  • Pricing Corn, Soybeans and Wheat

    Published on July 29, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 29, 2021, focuses on pricing corn, soybeans and wheat, presented by Matt Gammans, MSU assistant professor.

  • Head Scab Management

    Published on May 20, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on May 20, 2021, focuses on head scab management, presented by Marty Chilvers, MSU field crops pathologist.

  • MSU Extension Field Crops Video Tips Series S4E1 - Feekes 6 Stage

    Published on April 20, 2021

    Ricardo Costa shows producers how to determine if your wheat field is at Feekes 6 stage.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Wheat Production - Dennis Pennington

    Published on March 1, 2021

    In this third session on March 1, 2021, MSU Extension wheat specialist Dennis Pennington focuses on "Improving Wheat Production Income." Even though commodity prices have rebounded recently, it is still important to understand your production cost and make management decisions accordingly. Higher prices should not be used as justification to increase input costs. This should be a time where costs are held so that improvement to cash flow can be made and short-term debt can be reduced. Each input should be evaluated from an economic potential, not just as yield potential.

  • Irrigation Management to Improve Yield and Water Use Efficiency While Minimizing Foliar Disease

    Published on February 19, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: As irrigators your choice of when to start irrigating, how much to apply and when to start the next application result in how much irrigation water it takes to achieve the yield and the number of times the crop was wetted. We will explore some of the tools and techniques available to help you as an irrigator maximize yield, while minimizing water use and disease potential.

  • Low Cost Sensors to Improve Irrigation Management

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: There have been remarkable improvements in low cost, low voltage micro-processor systems available to the hobbyist “maker community”. These small computers have the ability to read and store data from a wide variety of sensors, and can be used to automate processes, creating opportunities for farmers to integrate this technology for data collection and management. Dr. Younsuk Dong, Michigan State University Department of Biosystems Engineering, will discuss his work in utilizing one of these systems to improve irrigation management, monitor leaf wetness, reduce the risk of crop diseases.

  • Combat Nutrient Loss with Controlled Drainage

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: Join this presentation to learn more about controlled drainage and how it reduces nutrient loss. See examples of control structures that can be used for controlled drainage. Learn about potential crop yield benefit. See examples of economic payback period for controlled drainage.

  • Is Your Irrigation System Ready to Apply Chemicals, Chemigation and Fertilization

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: With new diseases such as Tar Spot and increasing levels of gray leaf spot in corn as summer temperatures have been on the rise, there has been increasing interest in being able to apply fungicides and other crop chemicals through irrigation water. This session will walk through what irrigation system components and performance are required to achieve adequate coverage to apply agri-chemicals for crop protection.

  • Midwest Water Stewards, Groundwater Monitoring Funded by Agriculture

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow with 2021 - Irrigation Session: Learn about the Midwest Water Stewards and their studies of potential irrigation impact to streams and wells in Indiana and Michigan, with 130 monitoring wells, 300 stream tests, and 55 million data points.

  • Cover Crops as Forage: What to Consider

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Are cover crops forages or forages cover crops? In many ways they are the same, but there are important differences. This session will discuss considerations for growing cover crops for forage including species, timing, evaluating your stand and forage quality.

  • Cover Crops: Fitting into your System

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Are you thinking of using or currently using cover crops and looking for alternatives for fitting them into your cropping system? This session will discuss cover crop species and traditional as well as innovative planting methods for including them in your rotations. Topics will include early interseeding, planting green and more.

  • Soybean and Wheat Management Considerations for 2021

    Published on February 16, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Field Crops Session: Planting date, variety selection, scouting and environmental conditions impact both the crop and pest development for these important crops. Mike Staton will discuss some important aspects of planting rate and soybean populations, which has implications for canopy wetness and disease control. Fusarium head blight remains one of the most important diseases of wheat for yield reduction and grain quality and marketability. Dennis Pennington will discuss how fertility, stand, weather and timing can impact wheat yields and disease control.

  • Planting Wheat, Building High Yield Potential

    Published on August 27, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 27, 2020, focuses on planting wheat and building high yield potential, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat specialist. Following Pennington’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • First True Armyworm Outbreak in Wheat Since 2010

    Published on June 24, 2020

    Fields with high levels of armyworm pressure could still yield 50% to 60% of their full potential.

  • 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 - 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 - 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.