In agriculture, things change fast and growers need on time, on task, and on target weather, crop and pest information. To meet this need, the Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Field Crops team will provide farmers and agribusiness with timely podcasts. "In the weeds" will be discussing critical issues facing our farming industry every other week.‘Virtual Breakfasts’ occurs each week during the growing season with in-the-season updates.You can participate by phone, mobile device or online the MSU Extension Field Crops web page.
In the Weeds: Biological Soil Testing and Nutrient Managment
In the Weeds Series 12 Episode 4: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator Monica Jean and MSU LTAR Associate Director Dr. Brook Wilke, sits down with Dr. Alan Franzlebbers, Plant Science Researcher for USDA ARS, to discuss different soil tests that access the health and function and how to use those numbers to inform your farm's nutrient management plan.
In the Weeds: Selecting Your Manure Application System
In the Weeds Series 12 Episode 3: MSU Extension Educator Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak , sit down with Dan Vanette , Operations Manager at Schaendorf Custom Farming in Southwest Michigan, to discuss manure application equipment. Programs and tools discussed in the podcast are listed below:
Manure Hauler Certification Program
In the Weeds: Manure as the Main Fertilizer
In the Weeds Series 12 Episode 2: MSU Extension Educator Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak, sit down with Neil Taylor, farmer from Southeast Michigan, to discuss manure management on his family's farm. Programs and tools discussed in the podcast are listed below:
Yield Enhancement Network with Wheat
Manure Hauler Certification Program
Recording Keeping Tools
In the Weeds: Aspirational vs Business-as-Usual
In the Weeds Series 12 Episode 1: MSU Extension Educator Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak, sit down with Christine Charles, MSU Extension Regenerative Cropping Systems Educator, and Tayler Ulbrich, Associate Director of Engagement at LTAR, to discuss the Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) and the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) comparing an Aspirational vs Business- as-Usual Cropping system.
LTAR Field Day Summary
Virtual Breakfast 2023. Episode 25. Fall Weed Control Options with Christy Sprague.
Welcome to the 25th and final episode of the 2023 season! Christine Charles, MSU Extension Regenerative Agriculture Educator, hosted Dr. Christy Sprague, MSU Extension Weed Specialist, who spoke about fall weed control options across many types of crops. Also, a weather update from Dr. Jeff Andresen . To learn more and register for the live event, check out the MSUE Virtual Breakfast page.
Virtual Breakfast 2023. Episode 24. Monitoring Nematode Resistance in Soybeans.
Welcome to the 24th episode of the 2023 season! Michelle Sweeten, MSU Extension Forage and Livestock Educator, hosted Dr. Marisol Quintanilla, MSU Extension Nematode Specialist, who spoke about soybean cyst nematode resistance and resistance prevention. Also, a weather update from Dr. Jeff Andresen . To learn more and register for the live event, check out the MSUE Virtual Breakfast page.
Excellent Ag education and MSUE promotion
The webinar series and now these podcasts are excellent. It can be hard to get away to meetings and these tools make it easy to keep working on the farm and plug in to hear the latest from Extension. I have no doubt this podcast will get info to more growers, and also make them aware of the services and resources available. Keep up the good work! - Carl