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Michigan Soybeans: Study to Evaluate Crop Response to Foliar Fertilizer, Fungicide

Michigan Soybeans: Study to Evaluate Crop Response to Foliar Fertilizer, Fungicide

πŸ‘€By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Soybean producers are concerned that nutrient deficiencies and foliar diseases may be causing yield reductions in Michigan. As such, soybean producers tend to apply supplemental nutrient sources and fungicides even without sound experimental evidence to support such practices. A trial

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Southwest Michigan Row Crop Field Day, Vicksburg, Aug. 2

Southwest Michigan Row Crop Field Day, Vicksburg, Aug. 2

πŸ‘€By Eric Anderson, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and several generic products, is a non-selective herbicide that can be sprayed on glyphosate-tolerant (Roundup Ready) crops safely. According to the International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds, there are currently 34 weed species in

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Michigan Corn: Disease Management Decisions

Michigan Corn: Disease Management Decisions

πŸ‘€By Martin Chilvers, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Factors that are likely to increase a return on a foliar fungicide investment include a history of disease, tight rotations, use of a susceptible hybrid, disease pressure at tasseling and weather conditions at tasseling and during grain fill. Foliar disease

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Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Irrigation – Mid-July Results in Peak Water Use for Most Crops

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Irrigation – Mid-July Results in Peak Water Use for Most Crops

πŸ‘€By Lyndon Kelley, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Recent rainfalls have been timely and many areas have adequate moisture for the peak crop water use period for corn and soybeans for a week more. Mid- to late-July corn will use 1-inch of water every four hot days or

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Michigan Corn: Management Tips for Western Bean Cutworm

Michigan Corn: Management Tips for Western Bean Cutworm

πŸ‘€By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Western bean cutworm moth flight has ramped up in southern Michigan (the lower two tiers of counties) plus northern Indiana and Ohio. It is critical to scout pre-tassel and freshly tasseling fields for western bean cutworm egg masses in this

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Michigan: What’s Happening to Nitrogen in Water-Logged Soil?

Michigan: What’s Happening to Nitrogen in Water-Logged Soil?

πŸ‘€By Jim Isleib, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jul 7, 2017

Many farms in Michigan, from the southern Lower Peninsula all the way to the Upper Peninsula, have experienced excessive rainfall and periods of saturated soil in 2017. Nitrogen fertilizer losses can be serious in fields where soils have been saturated

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Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Submerged Fields – What Can You Do?

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Submerged Fields – What Can You Do?

πŸ‘€By Monica Jean, Michigan State University Extension; and Kurt Thelen and Kurt Steinke, MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences 🕔Jul 7, 2017

The heavy rainfall encountered throughout the northcentral portion of the state over the last two weeks has many growers wondering how to approach management for the remainder of the season. There are a couple of items to consider moving forward.

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Michigan: Repairing Your Flood-Damaged Fields

Michigan: Repairing Your Flood-Damaged Fields

πŸ‘€By Monica Jean and Paul Gross, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jul 7, 2017

Heavy rains and flooding have left many farm fields in need of physical repair. Flood waters erode exposed soils, leaving deep gullies, drifted crop residue, brush and building materials, as well as an assortment of other types of debris. In

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Michigan Cover Crops: Get Your Plan Together Before Small Grain Harvest

Michigan Cover Crops: Get Your Plan Together Before Small Grain Harvest

πŸ‘€By Erin Hill, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences 🕔Jul 6, 2017

As the harvest of wheat and other small grain crops approaches, it is time to consider options for planting cover crops. Allowing a cover crop to take advantage of the remaining two to three months of favorable weather conditions can

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Michigan: Western Bean Cutworms, Asiatic Garden Beetles Emerging

Michigan: Western Bean Cutworms, Asiatic Garden Beetles Emerging

πŸ‘€By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology 🕔Jul 6, 2017

Western bean cutworm Western bean cutworm moths are flying in southern and central counties. Numbers will pick up over the next few weeks, with peak flight (the target for corn scouting) expected from the last week of July into early

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