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Michigan Corn: Planting in Twin Rows

Michigan Corn: Planting in Twin Rows

👤By Bob Battel, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jan 12, 2018

Planting corn in twin rows on 30-inch centers is seen as an alternative to planting narrow-row corn (22- or 20-, or even 15-inch rows). In a twin-row configuration, two rows of corn are planted close together (usually 6 to 8

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Michigan: Barely Still Time To Gain Pesticide “Recert” Credits Before Jan. 1

Michigan: Barely Still Time To Gain Pesticide “Recert” Credits Before Jan. 1

👤By Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Dec 22, 2017

Over the last few years, Michigan growers have requested more flexible and accessible online content to continue their integrated pest management (IPM) education and earn pesticide recertification credits. In response to those requests, Michigan State University Extension has introduced a new, online

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Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

👤By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Dec 14, 2017

I made some major changes to the Handy Bt Trait Table updated for 2018. To improve readability, trait packages are now alphabetized instead of grouped by seed company. Also, letter abbreviations for insect names and herbicides were replaced with simple “X’s.”

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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: 26 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

Michigan: 26 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 22, 2017

USDA has designated 26 counties in Michigan as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by multiple disasters that occurred during the 2017 crop year. Designation Number 1:  USDA has designated the following 16 counties in Michigan

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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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Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Winter wheat conditions fell slightly from the previous week, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released on Monday. USDA estimated that 54% of the winter wheat crop was rated good to excellent, down 1 percentage point from 55% the

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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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