Production Articles

On these pages, the Michigan Wheat Program will highlight important updates on wheat production that may or may not be the result of check-off research, yet provide very important information to Michigan wheat farmers.

Martin L. Nagelkirk

Martin L. Nagelkirk

One of our primary contributors is Martin L. Nagelkirk, Michigan State University Senior Extension Educator. Nagelkirk has served in this capacity for 30 years, and has a vast knowledge of Michigan agriculture and the wheat industry.

In recent years, Nagelkirk’s field research and MSU Extension efforts have focused on all aspects of winter wheat production with particular emphasis on managing diseases and nitrogen fertilizer; using growth regulators; and maintaining collaborative linkages between Michigan State University and the Michigan Wheat Program.

Nagelkirk was raised in West Michigan and earned agronomy degrees from Michigan State University and Cornell University. He resides in the “thumb” region of Michigan with his family.



2018 Fungicide Efficacy Trial Report Thumb Region



Wheat Update, May, 2017

Wheat Update, April, 2017



Wheat Update, August 2, 2016

Wheat Update, July 26, 2016

Wheat Update, July 5, 2016

Wheat Update, May 28, 2016

Wheat Update, May 13, 2016

Wheat Update, April 27,2016

Wheat Update, March 14, 2016



Overview of the 2014 wheat season by Martin Nagelkirk.

Overview of the 2013 wheat season by Martin Nagelkirk.

Overview of the 2012 wheat season by Martin Nagelkirk.



Stripe Rust Resistance in Michigan Wheat Varieties – April 2017

Michigan Growers Respond to 2016 Fusarium Head Blight Survey

Stripe Rust Bulletin, June 2016

Aphids Infesting Winter Wheat in Michigan Bulletin, June 2016

Soft Winter Wheat Disease Susceptibility Fact Sheet, June 2016

Rotation Fact Wheat Table, 2015

Managing Fusarium Head Blight Fact Sheet, 2016

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Contact Martin at or by calling (810) 404-3400.

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