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Michigan: Nutrient Removal Rates by Crop

Michigan: Nutrient Removal Rates by Crop

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

As crops are being harvested and grain is taken to the storage or elevator, it is time to recognize the amount of nutrients that are removed from your field by this grain, particularly the three major macronutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus

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Michigan: Why Soil Test in the Fall?

Michigan: Why Soil Test in the Fall?

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Soil testing is a best practice recommended by Michigan State University Extension to achieve the desired agronomic, economic and environmental outcomes from fertilizer practices. Timing-wise, there are several advantages to soil test in the fall compared to spring. There is

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Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Confirmed in Allegan County

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Confirmed in Allegan County

👤From Michigan State University Extension 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Tar spot of corn was confirmed in Michigan’s Allegan County within non-irrigated corn fields. We have confirmed the causal agent to be Phyllachora maydis. In Mexico, there is an additional species, Monographella maydis, which forms a complex with Phyllachora maydis

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Michigan Soybeans: Avoiding Potassium Deficiency

Michigan Soybeans: Avoiding Potassium Deficiency

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Several soybean farmers have contacted Michigan State University Extension regarding premature yellowing of soybeans. The symptoms observed were yellowing along leaf margins followed by scorching and dieback. Most of this damage was reported from areas that encountered some droughty conditions

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Michigan: Herbicide-Resistance Screening Has Begun at MSU Diagnostic Services

Michigan: Herbicide-Resistance Screening Has Begun at MSU Diagnostic Services

👤By Erin Hill, Michigan State University Diagnostic Services 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Autumn is upon us; crops are nearing maturity and so are the weeds that remain in the fields. If you are concerned those weeds may be herbicide-resistant, consider submitting a sample to Michigan State University Diagnostic Services for screening. We

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Michigan: Herbicide-Resistance – Reduce Spread of Weed Seed During Harvest, Tillage Operations

Michigan: Herbicide-Resistance – Reduce Spread of Weed Seed During Harvest, Tillage Operations

👤By Mike Staton and Christy Sprague, Michigan State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Herbicide-resistant weeds such as Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and horseweed (marestail) are spreading across Michigan, increasing weed control costs and yield losses in soybeans. Because of this, producers need to take action to prevent or reduce the spread of these weeds.

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Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Timing the Season’s Last Irrigation

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Timing the Season’s Last Irrigation

👤By Lyndon Kelley, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Late planted, replanted and double-cropped fields will have some irrigating into September. The low August 2017 rainfall in northeast Indiana and south central and southeast Michigan has many fields exhibiting drought conditions. The Michigan State University Enviroweather stations at Constantine,

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Michigan Wheat: 3 Tips for Planting the 2018 Crop

Michigan Wheat: 3 Tips for Planting the 2018 Crop

👤By Martin Nagelkirk, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Sep 14, 2017

1. Seeding date Ideally, winter wheat is planted while the soil and air temperatures are still warm to insure the seedling can emerge quickly and uniformly in plenty of time to develop multiple tillers and a strong root system. In

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Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Average soybean harvest losses range from one to two bushels per acre under normal conditions. However, harvest losses can increase significantly when harvesting tall, lodged plants or short, drought-stressed plants. Due to the variable distribution of precipitation across the state

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Michigan: Check Pesticide Labels for Pre-Harvest Intervals

Michigan: Check Pesticide Labels for Pre-Harvest Intervals

👤By John Stone, Michigan State University Pesticide Safety Education Program 🕔Aug 31, 2017

The pre-harvest interval (PHI) on a pesticide label is a time period following a pesticide application when a crop must stay in the application site and cannot be removed from there. Brokers, co-ops and other receivers of commodities for processing

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