Southwest Michigan: Corn Struggling to Mature Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The 2019 growing season has been a struggle for southwest Michigan corn producers. While the region has less prevented planting acres than most of Michigan, we have 42,900 acres of […]

Michigan: Farm Financial Benchmarking – How Is Your Operation Holding Up? Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019The past several years have seen some tough times for Michigan farms. Challenges ranging from high ending stocks to impacts from foreign trade that have caused lower prices across most […]

Michigan Winter Wheat: Good Yields Start with Fall Fertilizers Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019“Start right to finish well” is a fundamental yet frequently forgotten phrase. This is often the case until one realizes something hasn’t started right and may not finish quite as […]

Michigan Soybeans: When Will Fields Reach Physiological Maturity? Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019Due to delayed planting problems and cooler than normal temperatures occurring this growing season, many producers are wondering if their late-planted soybean fields will reach physiological maturity before a killing […]

Michigan Corn: Fields Changing Colors? Check for Tar Spot. Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019Much of southwest Michigan saw a return to adequate soil moisture with thunderstorm-driven rainfall over the last two weeks, but along with the more favorable moisture conditions, we have also […]

Michigan Soybeans: Handling Frost-Damaged Crops Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019The late planting season has increased the potential for frost damage to occur in soybeans this fall. The following recommendations will help you reduce the adverse impacts if some of […]

Michigan: Cover Crop Recipes – Post Soybean, Use Cereal Rye Sep 12, 2019

🕔Sep 12, 2019Are you a farmer about to harvest this year’s soybean crop? If so, now is a good time to start considering putting in some cover crops! Without cover crops, harvesting […]

Michigan Wheat: Planting on Prevented Planted Ground Sep 12, 2019

🕔Sep 12, 2019With the abundance of prevented plant acres in Michigan this year, there is significant interest in planting wheat early. Early planting is always associated with higher yields, but can you […]

Michigan: Late-Planted Crops May Need Irrigation into Oct. Sep 12, 2019

🕔Sep 12, 2019Early September often brings an end to crops irrigation needs, but late planting and a cool growing season has resulted in delays of crop development of a month (or more) […]

Michigan Corn: Cash Crop and Livestock Producers Need to Talk Sep 6, 2019

🕔Sep 6, 2019One challenge this year is wondering whether the corn crop will mature before frost and what to do with it if it does not. This is an opportune year for […]

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