Michigan State University Extension provides research-based field crop production recommendations and resources. Assistance is accessible through educational programs, fact sheets, bulletins, articles, websites and individual contacts. The goal is to improve crop production efficiency through increased yields, improved quality, decreased input costs, protected yields and new technologies.
May 17, 2013 | Dennis Stein | Michigan hay producers are starting the production season with zero surplus supplies so buyers will need to purchase early rather than later.
May 17, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Hop growers are stringing hopyards around Michigan and starting to train this year’s bines. MSU Extension will be tracking hop development this season and providing growers with relevant pest management information.
May 17, 2013 | Lyndon Kelley | Most irrigation systems can be easily adjusted to provide application from half an inch to two inches. There is a right time for both, providing for the crop while making good use of rainfall.
May 16, 2013 | Bruce MacKellar | Growers in the southwest region should look for frost-damaged corn to see if areas of the field need to be re-planted.
May 16, 2013 | Dan Rossman | Planting is in full swing in the east central region. Producers have been making good progress in just a few days.
May 16, 2013 | Paul Gross | Adjust planting depth as topsoil begins to dry out.
May 16, 2013 | James DeDecker | A cold, wet Mother’s Day weekend halted fieldwork across the northeast, but temperatures will continue to recover over the next seven days.
May 15, 2013 | Phil Kaatz | Summer annual forage seeds may not be available if producers wait too long to order their seed.
May 15, 2013 | Martin Nagelkirk | Michigan Wheat Program has provided funds for the diagnostic evaluation of wheat samples by MSU’s Diagnostic Services during the 2013 growing season.
May 14, 2013 | Martin Nagelkirk | Wheat is finally exhibiting some vigor following a cool, wet April. The crop is lagging a few days behind normal, but is reaching growth stage 7 (two visible nodes) in the southern third of Michigan.
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Date: Jun 15, 2013
Location: Reid Dairy Farm, LLC, 7096 Vincent Road, Jeddo, MI 48032
Date: Jul 13, 2013
Location: Walt Dairy Farm 8099 W. Arthur St. Coopersville, Mi 49404
Date: Sep 7, 2013
Location: Black Locust Farms, LLC. 5644 N. Derby Rd Stanton, Mi 48888
- 2012 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops (E0434)
- 2012 Weed Control Guide for Vegetable Crops (E0433)
- Advanced Soil Organic Matter Management (E3137)
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Drought Resources
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Fertilizer Recommendation Program
- Field Crops Team
- Forage Information Systems
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Michigan State University Bioeconomy Network
- Michigan State University Extension Bioenergy
- MSU Plant Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Weed Management in Wheat (E2602)