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: 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 […]

Michigan: Industrial Hemp – How to Register as a Grower, Processor Apr 29, 2019

🕔Apr 29, 2019Section 7605 of the 2018 Farm Bill (Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) cleared the way for commercial production of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativaL.) in the U.S. It is no longer tethered legally […]

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 […]

Webinar: Tar Spot in Corn, Other Emerging Diseases, March 25 Mar 21, 2019

🕔Mar 21, 2019Tar spot of corn is a new disease to the United States. Caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, the disease has the potential to cause significant yield loss. Tar spot […]

Michigan: Protecting Crops from Wildlife Feeding – Webinar, March 22 Mar 14, 2019

🕔Mar 14, 2019Many farmers enjoy recreational hunting, and opening day of gun season for white-tailed deer is something just short of a national holiday in Michigan. Others just enjoy seeing wildlife out […]

Michigan Corn: Stover Harvest Implications Oct 20, 2017

🕔Oct 20, 2017The Michigan Corn Stover Project was a collaborative effort at Michigan State University Extension to investigate the uses of corn stover and potential impacts of harvest in Michigan. This effort was comprised […]

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 […]

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