Michigan: Wheat on Wheat – 7 Considerations Before Planting Jan 10, 2020

🕔Jan 10, 2020
Generally, planting crops in monoculture is not recommended. There are many benefits to crop rotation including improved nutrient cycling, soil tilth, weed control, disease suppression and increased yield potential. This […]

Michigan: 22 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze, Flooding Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 22 Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Michigan Soybeans: On-Farm Research Report Now Available Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
The 2019 Michigan Soybean On-farm Research Report is now available online. The report will be mailed to 11,000 Michigan soybean producers in early January, but the online version is the […]

Michigan Corn: Can You Leave Crops in the Field Til Spring to Dry? Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019
What is the potential for corn to dry in the field over the winter months? In all honesty, not particularly good on a per day basis during the December through […]

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest Nov 7, 2019

🕔Nov 7, 2019
According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, 43% of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Nov. 4, 2019. Given the calendar […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Harvest Losses When Plants Short, Podded Low Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019
Due to the delayed planting and dry weather that occurred in July and August of 2019, the plants in many soybean fields are short and podded close to the ground. […]

Michigan: Fall Weed Control Reminders on Late, Prevent Plant Acres Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019
In general, 2019 was a difficult year for weed control with the large number of acres that were planted late or not at all leading to higher weed populations and […]

Southwest Michigan: Corn Struggling to Mature Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019
The 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, 2019
The 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 […]

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