Archive for the ‘Extension’ Category

New bulletins available from the Take Action Herbicide-Resistance Management program

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

-E. Hill

TakeAction logo

The Take Action program is a collaborative effort between the United Soybean Board, 15 land-grant universities, and several agricultural-technology companies.  The purpose of the program is to produce new educational materials an effort to help farmers prevent and manage herbicide-resistant weeds. The following newly released bulletins have been cross-posted to






Weed management information presented at upcoming 2014 winter meetings

Friday, January 10th, 2014

-E. Hill


We have just added the dates and links to information for the series of winter MSU Extension meetings that will feature the latest and greatest news in weed management. Visit and look under “Upcoming Events” to see when an event will be held in your area. We look forward to seeing you!


Palmer amaranth management in soybean, corn and alfalfa–New bulletin

Monday, November 18th, 2013

-E. Hill


Just last week Dr. Christy Sprague published a new extension bulletin titled “Multiple herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth in Michigan: Keys to management in soybean, corn and alfalfa.” This bulletin reflects our research findings after studying Palmer amaranth the past 3 summers in Michigan. In addition to being available on, this bulletin will also be included at the end of the 2014 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops (E-434). Click on the image below to view the bulletin.

Palmer amaranth Management inMI 2013_Page_1

Common windgrass…new 2013 extension bulletin

Monday, October 28th, 2013

-E. Hill


Dr. Christy Sprague recently completed a 2 year study on the control of windgrass in winter wheat. As a result of this study she has produced a new extension bulletin with common windgrass information on properly identifying the weed and keys to successful management. You can find the new bulletin at in the Extension Publications section or by clicking on the image below.

CommonWindgrassinMI 2013_Page_1

Organic field day- September 2013

Monday, September 9th, 2013

-E. Hill


I had the opportunity to present some of my latest and greatest results from my Organic Dry Bean Production Systems research at 3 of my on-farm locations. We traveled from Columbiaville to Caro and then all the way over to Alma, MI. It was a great opportunity to share the impacts of cover crops on dry beans with local organic growers. The impacts discussed included: nitrogen availability, weed population dynamics, and yield. Stay tuned for more results coming on this project as we begin the 3rd, and final, year’s harvest. We will also be presenting at the Organic Agriculture Research Field Day at the Kellogg Biological Station on October 10, 2013.


Sept 6 Organic Field Day_ Vicki Morrone (7)

Sept 6 Organic Field Day_ Dean Baas (3)