Michigan Wheat: Planting on Prevented Planted Ground

🕔Sep 12, 2019With the abundance of prevented plant acres in Michigan this year, there is significant interest in planting wheat early. Early planting is always associated with higher yields, but can you […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Monitoring Fields

🕔Aug 2, 2019Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Scouting

🕔Jul 26, 2019Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Crop Protection Network Offers CCA Continuing Education Credits

🕔Jul 26, 2019The Crop Protection Network (CPN) is pleased to announce an addition to its collection of resources available to farmers, crop advisors and others involved in crop management and production. Certified […]

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

🕔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, 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, 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 Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations for 2019

🕔Mar 14, 2019Soybean producers may be planting lower quality seed this spring. The main culprit responsible is Phomopsis seed decay, a fungal pathogen that developed on the plants during the wet, cool […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot the Focus of 5 Pest Management Meetings in Feb.

🕔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: Tar Spot Confirmed in Allegan, Montcalm Counties

🕔Aug 23, 2018Tar spot has been confirmed for the third year in a row in Michigan’s Allegan County, and this year it also been found in Montcalm County. To date, only Phyllachora […]

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