Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Armyworm Outbreak Around Upper Peninsula

🕔Jul 19, 2018Armyworms have been found in high numbers in crop fields in several Michigan counties including Charlevoix, Manistee, Isabella and many parts of the Upper Peninsula. Check corn, oat, rye and […]

Michigan Corn: Water Needs Peak in July

🕔Jul 12, 2018Irrigated corn has its highest water use and realizes its greatest potential benefit from irrigation during the week of tasseling and the following three weeks. Most irrigation scheduling programs have […]

Michigan Soybeans: Moisture Stress, High Temperature Effects on Yields

🕔Jul 12, 2018Soybean yield losses are most likely to occur when moisture stress occurs during germination and reproduction. Inadequate soil moisture during germination causes uneven and spotty emergence. This is the reason […]

Michigan Soybeans: Irrigation at R-3 Has Greatest Yield Impact

🕔Jul 12, 2018Efficient soybean irrigation is based heavily on growth stage. Reproductive stage R-3 is the dividing line between minimal application to just keep crop growth moving forward compared to ample water […]

Michigan Corn: Last-Chance Nitrogen Application with Irrigation

🕔Jul 12, 2018After the heavy rainfall that some areas of Indiana and Michigan saw in late June 2018, many irrigated fields may need one more opportunity for nitrogen application. Your fields may […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Look for Soybean Aphids, Western Bean Cutworm

🕔Jul 5, 2018Asiatic garden beetle adults Asiatic garden beetles (and Japanese and false Japanese beetles) pupated and are emerging as adults, i.e., grub damage has ended. In Asiatic garden beetle-infested fields, the […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Attack of the Asiatic Garden Beetles

🕔Jun 14, 2018Exactly a month ago, I wrote a Michigan State University Extension article about grubs that included a handy field identification sheet for grubs to assist in identifying different species. It’s time to pull out […]

Michigan Wheat: Fusarium Head Scab – Fungicide Considerations

🕔May 24, 2018This season, wheat disease levels have been relatively low due to the cool spring. However, now that temperatures have warmed and some areas have received lots of rain, it’s time […]

Michigan Soybeans: 9 Recommendations for Late-Planted Fields

🕔May 24, 2018Soybean planting has been delayed by the frequent and heavy rain events occurring this spring. As a result, many soybean fields will be planted in June and producers need to […]

Michigan Soybeans: Improving Emergence in Soils Prone to Crusting

🕔May 10, 2018Some areas of Michigan received pounding rain events soon after planting, and the weather-related planting delays will probably cause soybean producers to till or plant some of their fields when […]

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