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Michigan: Wheat Varieties Tested for Susceptibility to Pre-Harvest Sprouting

Michigan: Wheat Varieties Tested for Susceptibility to Pre-Harvest Sprouting

👤By Dennis Pennington, Eric Olson, and Martin Nagelkirk, Michigan State University Extension Specialists 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Pre-harvest sprouting is a serious grain quality concern for millers and farmers alike. Sprouting is when the seed breaks dormancy and creates enzymes to begin breaking down kernel starch. As this process continues, the grain’s value to millers greatly diminishes.

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Michigan Wheat: Why Does My Crop Have Purple Leaves?

Michigan Wheat: Why Does My Crop Have Purple Leaves?

👤By Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Wheat fields across much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are showing signs of purpling, yellowing and tip burn. This has become a widespread problem this fall. Temporary phosphorus deficiency can cause purpling of plant leaves. This can happen late in the

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Michigan Wheat: Evaluating Seedling Stands This Fall

Michigan Wheat: Evaluating Seedling Stands This Fall

👤By Martin Nagelkirk, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Nov 16, 2017

Much of wheat’s yield potential is determined by how early and uniformly the seedlings emerge. Michigan State University Extension suggests noting the differences within and between fields may help fine-tune your planting practices. Uniform emergence Fall 2017 was particularly difficult to have

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Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Crops

Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Crops

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Due to the cool and wet conditions, soybeans harvested late at this time will need to be dried on the farm or at the elevator. Some elevators will accept soybeans up to 20 percent moisture while others will reject loads that are

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Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Nov 9, 2017

According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, 16 percent of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Given the calendar date and the projection for above-normal precipitation in

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Tillerman Seeds Acquires DF Seeds, Looks to Buy Regional Seed Suppliers

Tillerman Seeds Acquires DF Seeds, Looks to Buy Regional Seed Suppliers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 25, 2017

Tillerman Seeds LLC, a Grand Rapids-based company created to acquire regional producers of specialty, GMO, and non-GMO seeds, has purchased the assets of Dansville, Mich.-based DF Seeds Inc. in its first transaction. DF Seeds, a supplier of soybean and wheat

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Michigan Corn: Relative Maturity’s Relation to Yield, Moisture

Michigan Corn: Relative Maturity’s Relation to Yield, Moisture

👤By Bob Battel, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Choosing corn hybrids is among the most important decisions a corn grower makes each year. Yield potential, disease resistance and herbicide/pest resistance are all important factors that need to be addressed and balanced. Another important factor is relative maturity. A

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Michigan Soybeans: Maturity Group and Yield – Experience from the Thumb

Michigan Soybeans: Maturity Group and Yield – Experience from the Thumb

👤By Bob Battel, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

My colleague, Mike Staton, wrote an article in September 2017, “What is the relationship between soybean maturity group and yield?” He used multi-year data from the state-wide Soybean Performance Reports and wrote that his analysis supported the current Michigan State University Extension recommendation

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Michigan Corn: Stover Harvest Implications

Michigan Corn: Stover Harvest Implications

👤By Eric Anderson, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The Michigan Corn Stover Project was a collaborative effort at Michigan State University Extension to investigate the uses of corn stover and potential impacts of harvest in Michigan. This effort was comprised of on-farm and small scale research conducted across Lower Michigan.

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Michigan: Sound Cash Rental Decisions for Landowners

Michigan: Sound Cash Rental Decisions for Landowners

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

What would be the cash rental rate for my farmland? This is a frequent question from landowners who call the Michigan State University Extension county offices for a quick answer. Different agencies carry out yearly surveys and estimated dollar figures are published.

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