Michigan: 2 Field Crop Production Update Programs, Feb. 7, 8

🕔Jan 31, 2019Farmers may be looking for a ticket for warmer climates this winter, but in the face of tough economic times for farmers, field crop producers need a place to get […]

Michigan: Water Quality – Trade-Off for No-Till Benefits?

🕔Jan 24, 2019When excess phosphorus from the farm reaches downstream water bodies, it causes eutrophication and harmful algal blooms like the ones in Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. Much of this phosphorus […]

Michigan Corn: Using Drones to Better Manage Nitrogen Use

🕔Jan 23, 2019Determining the optimum nitrogen fertilizer rate for corn production is a challenge every year. The unpredictable weather and growing conditions in the Midwest influence both the nitrogen uptake and the […]

Northern Michigan Soybeans: Early Maturity Variety Trial Results from 2018

🕔Jan 10, 2019Editor’s Note: For accompanying tables see original article at Source Link at the bottom of the page. Northern Michigan is a large geographic region stretching roughly from 44.5 to 47 […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot the Focus of 5 Pest Management Meetings in Feb.

🕔Jan 10, 2019What looks like spatters from an oil leak, sped through west Michigan corn fields like a bullet train and packed a wallop like a 10-pound hammer to corn yields? In […]

Michigan Soybeans: Selecting Varieties for 2019

🕔Jan 4, 2019The soybean varieties you select will directly affect your yield potential and income in 2019. Because of this, Michigan State University Extension recommends you consider yield, pest and pathogen resistance, maturity, […]

Michigan Corn: Maximizing Nitrogen Application Efficiency

🕔Jan 4, 2019When it comes to corn production, nitrogen (N) is the most commonly applied nutrient and one of the most expensive inputs, averaging from 13 to 18 percent of the variable […]

Michigan Soybeans: Improving Crop Health with Foliar Fungicide, Nitrogen

🕔Dec 20, 2018We demonstrated a modest but significant soybean yield increase using a Prioxar fungicide spray at R3 in 2017. In 2018, we intended to boost yield further by combining the fungicide […]

Michigan: Grand Traverse County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Hail

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Grand Traverse County, Michigan, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to hail that occurred on Aug. 1, 2018, may be […]

Michigan Corn: Mid-Season Nitrogen – How Much Do You Need?

🕔Dec 7, 2018Corn research at the Mason Technology Center in 2018 focused on nitrogen fertilizer rates, end-of-season stalk nitrate-nitrogen (N) and drone imaging. The trial was planted on May 29, 2018, in […]

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