Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Is Impacting Yields, Causing Stalk Lodging

🕔Nov 7, 2018Tar spot, a fungal leaf disease of corn, was first reported in the U.S. in 2015 and in southwest Michigan’s Allegan County in 2016. As fields have been opened up […]

Michigan: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

🕔Nov 5, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three counties in Michigan as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties who suffered losses due to excessive snow and freeze […]

Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Beans

🕔Nov 2, 2018Due to the cool and wet conditions, soybeans harvested at this time of the year will need to be dried on the farm or at the elevator. Some elevators will accept […]

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest

🕔Nov 2, 2018According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, 35 percent of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Oct. 28, 2018. Given […]

Michigan: Cover Crop Field Day, Hickory Corners, Nov. 1

🕔Oct 26, 2018While many farmers know of the benefits of cover crops, it’s not always easy to know how to incorporate cover crops into their operations. Challenges include determining what species to […]

Michigan Wheat: Late Planting Suggestions

🕔Oct 18, 2018The weather this fall 2018 has not been favorable for seeding all of Michigan’s winter wheat acreage. The harvest of preceding crops such as soybeans and dry beans has been […]

Michigan Corn: Are There Molds, Mycotoxins in Your Crop?

🕔Oct 5, 2018Farmers familiar with mycotoxins in corn grain or silage should be scouting their fields to see if there are potential problems lurking ahead. Many may think mycotoxins are an isolated […]

Michigan Soybeans: Should You Plant Earlier Maturing Varieties?

🕔Oct 5, 2018On average, only 73 percent of the Michigan soybean crop was harvested before the end of October between 2012 and 2016. These significant harvest delays create several problems for soybean producers […]

Michigan Corn: Reducing Impact of Mycotoxins

🕔Oct 5, 2018With corn grain harvest quickly approaching in Michigan, consider your risk of mycotoxins this year. With a wetter than normal August and September through much of Michigan, risk of mycotoxins […]

Michigan Corn: Late-Season Warmth Helps with Maturity

🕔Sep 28, 2018The 2018 spring planting season was marked by lengthy delays due to persistent periods of wet weather. While the moisture received in the spring was very beneficial as the weather […]

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