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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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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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Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest continued to slip further behind the average pace during the week ended Oct. 8, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report issued Tuesday. The report was delayed from its normal Monday release due to the Columbus

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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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USDA Weekly Crop Progress Summary, September 26 – DTN

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Summary, September 26 – DTN

👤By Anthony Greder, DTN Managing Editor, and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest and winter wheat planting all lagged the five-year average pace during the week ended Sept. 24, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress and Condition report issued Monday. USDA estimated that 51% of corn was mature as

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