Michigan: Time to Start Thinking About Irrigation Water Management May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
Irrigation water management is the timing and regulating of irrigation water applications in a way that satisfies the water requirement of the crop without wasting water, plant nutrients, or energy […]

Michigan: Your Fields Could Benefit from Early-Season Irrigation May 3, 2021

🕔May 3, 2021
Aggressive cover crop growth and sometimes lack of timely spring rain may leave fields lacking moisture for optimum planting or seedling germination. Achieving the maximum uniform germination and emergence can […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Potential Challenges from Fall, Winter Drought Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Living in the heavily irrigated Michiana area (Michiana is the area of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan that is home to over three-fourths of the irrigation in both states.), we […]

Michigan: Options for Renewing Pesticide Certification Apr 15, 2021

🕔Apr 15, 2021
According to a recent news release from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), pesticide applicators can now take their certification exams remotely through the Metro Institute. An emergency rule extended […]

Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Frost/Freeze Damage to Emerged Plants Apr 15, 2021

🕔Apr 15, 2021
This spring’s warmer than normal temperatures and good soil conditions have encouraged producers to plant more soybeans in late March and early April than in previous years. In most years, […]

Land Rent: Negotiating Reasonable Rates in Times of High Market Prices Apr 15, 2021

🕔Apr 15, 2021
Rising commodity prices offer the potential for higher revenues and greater profits. It may also bring increasing costs if prices remain at a high level. This is common with inputs […]

Michigan Soybeans: Begin Managing White Mold Early Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
Soybean producers should use an integrated approach to white mold management, and some of the most effective practices are implemented in the spring. This article discusses these practices and offers […]

Michigan: Soybeans After Soybeans – Planting Recommendations Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
Given the projected market prices and current production costs for corn and soybeans, some producers are altering their long-term rotation plans by increasing soybean acreage in 2021. In these situations, […]

Southwest Michigan: Fall Harvest Conditions Left a Mixed Bag of Challenges Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
While the late summer and early fall of 2020 was certainly dry, when rainfall returned fields became extremely wet during late harvest. This allowed for the creation of deep ruts […]

Michigan Soybeans: Phosphorus, Potassium Fertilizer Recommendations Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
The keys to maximizing the economic returns from phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizer applications are a comprehensive soil testing program including a current soil test, and maintaining phosphorus and […]

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