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Michigan Soybeans: Thin Stands Can Produce Surprisingly High Yields

Michigan Soybeans: Thin Stands Can Produce Surprisingly High Yields

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔May 25, 2017

Soybean emergence and final plant stands can be reduced by a number of factors, including: Rainfall occurring within 24 hours after planting Soil crusting Insects Diseases Poor seed-to-soil contact Planting too deep or too shallow When poor soybean emergence and

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Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporters 🕔May 9, 2017

USDA downgraded the winter wheat condition only marginally in its weekly Crop Progress and Conditions report, despite reports of widespread damage from the Plains. Continued wet and cool weather in parts of the Corn Belt continued to hamper fieldwork, and

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Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2017

Since 2012, many areas in the greater Midwest had county corn and soybean yields that have exceeded trend yields by a large margin. These areas include much of Illinois, southern Wisconsin, eastern Nebraska, Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southern Ohio. On

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Michigan Wheat: Timing Is Everything When Controlling Weeds

Michigan Wheat: Timing Is Everything When Controlling Weeds

👤By Christy Sprague, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Apr 27, 2017

In winter wheat fields where herbicide applications have not been made, it is important to understand what the cutoff application stages are for the different herbicides.

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Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 21, 2017

From Missouri to Minnesota and in between, many planting efforts are stalled thanks to cool, soggy conditions. Farmers are finishing up burndown and pre-emergence herbicide sprays as well as fertilizer applications. Jeff Littrell, who farms with his son in southeast

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Michigan: Reducing Production Costs Without Hurting Crop Yields

Michigan: Reducing Production Costs Without Hurting Crop Yields

👤By Jim Isleib, Michigan State University 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Fine-tune your fertilizer/manure program If you think soil testing isn’t that important, think again. A systematic whole-farm soil testing program is the backbone of a good crop nutrient plan. Without soil test report information, you can only guess what’s going

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Michigan Soybeans: Considerations for Early Planting

Michigan Soybeans: Considerations for Early Planting

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Early or timely planting has been shown to be an important management practice for increasing soybean yields. The optimum time to plant soybeans in most of Michigan is the first week of May. However, soybeans can be planted during the

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Michigan: When Is the Best Time to Spread Manure?

Michigan: When Is the Best Time to Spread Manure?

👤By Shelby Burlew, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Apr 13, 2017

When is the best time to spread manure for optimal crop production and minimize environmental losses? The simple answer is it depends on many factors. While not exactly a satisfying answer to a complex scenario, it truly depends on the

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Michigan Corn: Nitrogen Recommendations

Michigan Corn: Nitrogen Recommendations

👤By Kurt Steinke, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Apr 13, 2017

Variable–the one word often used to describe corn response to nitrogen (N). Soil variability within a field influences the N supply due to changes in soil texture, organic matter content and topography while environmentally both temperature and rainfall distribution are

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Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Apr 10, 2017

The nation’s pork producers need more free-trade agreements, particularly with Japan, in order to export some of the pork that will be processed in five new plants that will begin production in the next few years. National Pork Producers Council

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