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Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

👤By Marilyn Thelen, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rains, strong winds, hail and even tornadoes leave their mark on fields across the Midwest every year. If your farm is in the path of one of these storms, there is not much you can do, except seek shelter

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Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Water Damage to Emerged Crops

Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Water Damage to Emerged Crops

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rain on June 22-23, 2017, has created waterlogged and ponded areas in many soybean fields in Michigan. (Similar flooding occured in 2015). The excess soil water is detrimental to soybeans for several reasons and affected producers need to know

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Indiana Corn, Soybeans: June Crop Water Needs

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: June Crop Water Needs

👤By Lyndon Kelley, Irrigation Educator for Michigan State University and Purdue University Extensions 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Many areas in Indiana and Michigan quickly went from too much rainfall at planting to sparsely little rainfall from emergence on leading to an early start for the irrigation season for some. To avoid getting behind on available water, irrigators

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Michigan Soybeans: Double-Cropping – Is It Worth the Risk?

Michigan Soybeans: Double-Cropping – Is It Worth the Risk?

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Planting double crop soybeans is not recommended in Michigan due to the high risk associated with this practice. Double crop soybean yields range from 0 to 30 bushels per acre depending on planting date, available soil moisture and the date

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Michigan Soybeans: Identifying and Correcting Manganese Deficiency

Michigan Soybeans: Identifying and Correcting Manganese Deficiency

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Manganese deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency seen in soybeans in Michigan. Due to this year’s dry weather, deficiency symptoms are expected to be more prevalent and more severe than usual. The manganese deficiency symptoms depicted below are likely to

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Michigan: Planting Season Nearly Complete, Warmer, Wetter Forecast Ahead

Michigan: Planting Season Nearly Complete, Warmer, Wetter Forecast Ahead

👤By Eric Anderson and Bruce MacKellar, Michigan State University 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Weather Temperatures during the first week of June were much improved over the previous week with daily averages in the mid- to upper-60s. Most locations in the south central and southwest region received 0.10 inch rain or less in the

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Michigan Soybeans: Late Planting Advice

Michigan Soybeans: Late Planting Advice

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jun 2, 2017

Soybean planting has been delayed by the frequent and heavy rain events occurring this spring. As a result, many soybean fields will be planted in June and producers need to implement specific management practices to maximize the yield potential of

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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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