• Soil Microbial Community Dynamics Across Michigan Farms

    Published on February 26, 2024
    Soil health is an important concept that has grown exponentially in the public and private sectors over the past decades.

  • Farmland Use in Michigan

    Published on June 30, 2023
    This brief analysis considers land use in the State of Michigan. The primary focus is on farmland and the different crops that are supported on that land.

  • Interim Update on the Economic Impact of Michigan's Agri-Food System

    Published on June 6, 2023
    This document offers an interim update on the economic impact of Michigan's agri-food and agri-energy system.

  • The Anatomy of a Soil Test Report

    Published on March 9, 2023
    A summary of how to understand a soil test report to help you best understand and analyze the results to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions.

  • A Field Guide To Soil Sampling

    Published on October 13, 2022
    Soil sampling is a foundational step to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions. This step-by-step field guide is a summary of best practices and recommendations for composite soil sampling to help you do just that.

  • Providing Timely and Relevant Information for Field Crop Producers in Challenging Times

    Published on October 11, 2022
    Michigan State University Extension works to improve farm personnel well-being and income, expand agriculture-related businesses and increase employment opportunities, making agriculture one of the strongest industries within Michigan.

  • Field Crops Team Point of Contact

    Published on August 15, 2022
    Point of contact for MSU Extension Field Crops educators across the state.

  • Grain Label Claims

    Published on July 15, 2022
    Whole grains must include the entire grain seed - bran, germ, and endosperm. When whole grains are cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked, they still contain naturally occurring nutrients found in the original intact grain.

  • Michigan Soil Health Progress Report

    Published on October 12, 2021
    The Michigan Soil Health Progress Report was developed to assist farmers, agribusiness, and agency professionals to assess the health of the soil using biological and physical indicators in the field.

  • Crop Budget Estimator (All Crops)

    Published on August 4, 2021
    Crop budget estimator tool that allows budgeting development for any crop intended to be raised.