Michigan Corn: Using Drones to Better Manage Nitrogen Use

🕔Jan 23, 2019Determining the optimum nitrogen fertilizer rate for corn production is a challenge every year. The unpredictable weather and growing conditions in the Midwest influence both the nitrogen uptake and the […]

Year-End Fertilizer Prices Up from 2017

🕔Jan 4, 2019The approximate retail prices for bulk purchases of major fertilizers per ton in December 2018 compared to December 2017, as published in the USDA Illinois Department of Agriculture Market News […]

Michigan Soybeans: Improving Crop Health with Foliar Fungicide, Nitrogen

🕔Dec 20, 2018We demonstrated a modest but significant soybean yield increase using a Prioxar fungicide spray at R3 in 2017. In 2018, we intended to boost yield further by combining the fungicide […]

Michigan Corn: Mid-Season Nitrogen – How Much Do You Need?

🕔Dec 7, 2018Corn research at the Mason Technology Center in 2018 focused on nitrogen fertilizer rates, end-of-season stalk nitrate-nitrogen (N) and drone imaging. The trial was planted on May 29, 2018, in […]

Michigan: Why Soil Test in the Fall? 5 Reasons.

🕔Sep 14, 2018Soil testing is a best practice recommended by Michigan State University Extension to achieve the desired agronomic, economic and environmental outcomes from fertilizer practices. Timing wise, there are several reasons […]

Michigan Corn: When Is the Best Time to Plant?

🕔Apr 12, 2018Planting date research has shown that the optimum corn planting period for much of Michigan is from the beginning to middle of May. Numerous studies have shown that there were […]

Michigan: Sampling Tools and Tips for Field Diagnostics

🕔Mar 22, 2018It is time to assemble a good set of diagnostic tools as the planting season approaches and field visits will be needed. A beginner’s tool kit should include but not […]

Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

🕔Dec 14, 2017Genetically modified crops were planted on a record 457.4 million acres globally in 2016, up 3 percent from the 444 million acres planted in 2015, according to statistics released by […]

Michigan Soybeans: Avoiding Potassium Deficiency

🕔Oct 5, 2017Several soybean farmers have contacted Michigan State University Extension regarding premature yellowing of soybeans. The symptoms observed were yellowing along leaf margins followed by scorching and dieback. Most of this […]

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