Michigan Wheat: Planting the 2022 Crop Oct 7, 2021

🕔Oct 7, 2021
Planting preparations Achieving top yields requires a uniform stand of healthy seedlings. This is dependent on seeds being dropped as evenly as possible and at a uniform depth. Good seed […]

Michigan: Planning for Irrigation Expansion Starts Now Sep 29, 2021

🕔Sep 29, 2021
Early September has traditionally been the time of year that irrigation equipment is at its lowest prices and the most incentives are available. High commodity prices and short stints of […]

Michigan Soybeans: Speeding Up Harvest Operations Sep 29, 2021

🕔Sep 29, 2021
Soybean producers are looking for ways to expedite soybean harvest operations so that wheat planting and fall tillage operations can be performed timely and under optimum conditions. This article presents […]

Michigan Corn: Southern Rust Disease Moving into State Sep 21, 2021

🕔Sep 21, 2021
What is southern rust? Southern rust is a foliar disease of corn caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora. The spores of the fungus are carried north by wind currents from tropical […]

Michigan Soybeans: Fungicide Resistance in Frogeye Leaf Spot Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
Frogeye leaf spot, caused by the fungus Cercospora sojina, can be found in soybean fields particularly in southern Michigan. Historically, this disease has been more commonly found in the southern U.S., […]

Michigan Soybeans: Harvest Considerations for Overly Dry Fields Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
The higher-than-normal temperatures that are predicted to occur for the rest of September will cause soybeans to dry down rapidly and moisture levels can easily drop below 10%. This increases […]

Michigan Soybeans: 11 Recommendations for Harvesting Lodged Fields Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
Significant lodging has occurred in some Michigan soybean fields in 2021. The areas of the state that are most impacted are the thumb and irrigated fields in the southwest. Lodging […]

Michigan Soybeans: Determining R3 Growth Stage Jul 16, 2021

🕔Jul 16, 2021
Soybeans across Michigan are flowering, which is going to trigger various management decisions critical in the early reproductive stages. These include fungicide and insecticide application and irrigation scheduling. Beginning pod […]

Michigan Soybeans: Managing Diseases with Foliar Fungicide Applications Jul 16, 2021

🕔Jul 16, 2021
Should I spray for white mold? Sporecaster, a relatively new phone app for predicting the risk for white mold apothecia (mushrooms) to develop, is showing medium to high risk depending […]

Michigan Soybeans: Should You Be Double Cropping? Jun 14, 2021

🕔Jun 14, 2021
Planting double crop soybeans is generally not recommended in Michigan due to the high risk associated with this practice. However, there are producers in southwest Michigan that raise double crop […]

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