Michigan Corn: Identifying Late-Season Caterpillars Feeding

🕔Aug 16, 2019In the last two weeks, I’ve had many calls, texts and pictures of caterpillars in corn ears (hey, at least some fields have ears). It is important to correctly identify […]

Michigan: Corn, Soybeans Will Be Competing for Irrigation This Year

🕔Aug 8, 2019The delay in corn development this year has resulted in a competition for irrigation water on many farms. Maximum water use in many corn fields this year will be between […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Monitoring Fields

🕔Aug 2, 2019Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Scouting

🕔Jul 26, 2019Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Michigan: Marestail Control Options in Fallow Prevent Plant Fields

🕔Jul 17, 2019Weed control needs to be a priority in non-planted fields this summer to prevent future weed problems.

Michigan, Indiana: Wet Year Irrigation Decisions

🕔Jul 10, 2019At some point in time, precipitation falls short of crop needs and the crop starts to deplete the soil moisture reserve signaling the start of irrigation season. A huge variation […]

Michigan Corn: Online Tool Estimates Crop Development, Projects Maturity

🕔Jul 8, 2019Corn planting across the Midwest has been delayed by persistent wet weather during the last two springs. Delays this year have been much more widespread than in 2018, and delayed […]

Michigan: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Storms

🕔Jul 3, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five counties in Michigan as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Antrim, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Otsego counties who suffered losses caused by excessive […]

Michigan Soybeans: Options for Handling Treated Seed

🕔Jun 27, 2019With only 69% of the soybean acreage in Michigan planted as of June 23, 2019, and the fact that some producers have taken the prevented planting option and put their […]

Michigan: Corn, Soybeans as Cover Crops Following Prevented Planting

🕔Jun 25, 2019Challenging weather this spring has led to large prevented planting acres, shortages in cover crop seed supply and the need for emergency forage. Farmers are asking if they can plant […]

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