Michigan: Consider Drought-Motivated Irrigation Purchases Carefully Jun 14, 2021

🕔Jun 14, 2021
Watching your crops suffer in drought conditions can be a powerful motivator to buy irrigation equipment. If you’re looking into making an irrigation equipment investment, answer these three questions before […]

Michigan: Your Fields Could Benefit from Early-Season Irrigation May 3, 2021

🕔May 3, 2021
Aggressive cover crop growth and sometimes lack of timely spring rain may leave fields lacking moisture for optimum planting or seedling germination. Achieving the maximum uniform germination and emergence can […]

Cover Crop Termination Timing Can Help Manage Soil Moisture Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Timing of cover crop termination can have significant benefits in wet and dry springs. Timing of cover crop termination is one of the few management decisions that can be a […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Potential Challenges from Fall, Winter Drought Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Living in the heavily irrigated Michiana area (Michiana is the area of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan that is home to over three-fourths of the irrigation in both states.), we […]

A “Million-Dollar Rain”? Let’s Crunch The Numbers. Jul 23, 2020

🕔Jul 23, 2020
The farmers around the coffee shop used to call it $1 million rain, a nice, even 1-inch or greater rainfall at a very crucial point in corn or soybean production. […]

Michigan: Late-Planted Crops May Need Irrigation into Oct. Sep 12, 2019

🕔Sep 12, 2019
Early September often brings an end to crops irrigation needs, but late planting and a cool growing season has resulted in delays of crop development of a month (or more) […]

Michigan, Indiana: Irrigation Systems Rely on Adequate Water Supply Mar 8, 2019

🕔Mar 8, 2019
Drought periods remind all irrigators, and those wishing they had irrigation, the importance of an adequate and dependable irrigation water supply. Most irrigation systems in Michigan and Indiana are designed […]

Michigan Corn: Last-Chance Nitrogen Application with Irrigation Jul 12, 2018

🕔Jul 12, 2018
After the heavy rainfall that some areas of Indiana and Michigan saw in late June 2018, many irrigated fields may need one more opportunity for nitrogen application. Your fields may […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Timing the Season’s Last Irrigation Sep 14, 2017

🕔Sep 14, 2017
Late planted, replanted and double-cropped fields will have some irrigating into September. The low August 2017 rainfall in northeast Indiana and south central and southeast Michigan has many fields exhibiting […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Irrigation – Mid-July Results in Peak Water Use for Most Crops Jul 13, 2017

🕔Jul 13, 2017
Recent rainfalls have been timely and many areas have adequate moisture for the peak crop water use period for corn and soybeans for a week more. Mid- to late-July corn […]

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