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 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 Corn: Online Tool Estimates Crop Development, Projects Maturity Jul 8, 2019

🕔Jul 8, 2019Corn planting across the Midwest has been delayed by persistent wet weather during the last two springs. Delays this year have been much more widespread than in 2018, and delayed […]

Michigan Corn: Irrigation and Tar Spot – What Happened Last Year? Will It Happen Again? May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019Tar spot, a new fungal pathogen first seen in Michigan in Allegan County in 2016, spread like a wildfire across west Michigan in 2018. The disease, which is prevalent in […]

Southwest Michigan: Slow Green, Variable Weather; Watch for Weeds Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019Weather The late winter, early spring weather in 2019 has been quite variable. In terms of heat accumulation, which tends to spur on winter annual weeds and wheat growth, the […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot the Focus of 5 Pest Management Meetings in Feb. Jan 10, 2019

🕔Jan 10, 2019What looks like spatters from an oil leak, sped through west Michigan corn fields like a bullet train and packed a wallop like a 10-pound hammer to corn yields? In […]

Michigan Corn: Late-Season Warmth Helps with Maturity Sep 28, 2018

🕔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 […]

Michigan Corn: Evaluate Stalk Strength Prior to Harvest Sep 28, 2018

🕔Sep 28, 2018The 2018 growing season has been pretty quiet in many locations across southern Michigan when it comes to thunderstorm activity. While we have not seen too much in the way […]

Southwest Michigan Row Crop Field Day, Vicksburg, Aug. 2 Jul 20, 2017

🕔Jul 20, 2017Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and several generic products, is a non-selective herbicide that can be sprayed on glyphosate-tolerant (Roundup Ready) crops safely. According to the International Survey of […]

Michigan: Western Bean Cutworms, Asiatic Garden Beetles Emerging Jul 6, 2017

🕔Jul 6, 2017Western bean cutworm Western bean cutworm moths are flying in southern and central counties. Numbers will pick up over the next few weeks, with peak flight (the target for corn […]

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