Michigan Soybeans: Planting – Be Patient Yet Prudent About Wet Weather

🕔May 17, 2019The weather-induced planting delays have many producers feeling pressured to plant soybeans. It seems like this is an important time to remember that 2016 was also a challenging planting season, […]

Michigan: Preventing Sidewall Compaction in Wet Spring

🕔May 17, 2019The planting delays and wet soil conditions will increase the potential for sidewall compaction to occur this spring. Sidewall compaction includes all soil compaction and soil smearing in and around […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Production Costs in 2019

🕔Mar 28, 2019Soybean market prices for the 2019-2020 marketing year are projected to be near or below the breakeven price when land costs are included. Because of this, soybean producers will need […]

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 Soybeans: Reducing Production Costs in 2019

🕔Mar 8, 2019Soybean market prices for the 2019-2020 marketing year are projected to be below the breakeven price when land costs are included. Because of this, producers will need to minimize production […]

Michigan Soybeans: Selecting Varieties for 2019

🕔Feb 21, 2019The soybean varieties you select will directly affect your yield potential and income in 2019. Because of this, Michigan State University Extension recommends considering yield, pest and pathogen resistance, maturity, lodging and […]

Michigan Soybeans: Selecting Varieties for 2019

🕔Jan 4, 2019The soybean varieties you select will directly affect your yield potential and income in 2019. Because of this, Michigan State University Extension recommends you consider yield, pest and pathogen resistance, maturity, […]

Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Beans

🕔Nov 2, 2018Due to the cool and wet conditions, soybeans harvested at this time of the year will need to be dried on the farm or at the elevator. Some elevators will accept […]

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest

🕔Nov 2, 2018According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, 35 percent of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Oct. 28, 2018. Given […]

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for Harvesting Lodged Crops

🕔Sep 20, 2018Several factors have combined to cause soybeans to lodge in some areas of Michigan in 2018. Abundant rain and high winds occurring in August were two of the culprits. Lodged […]

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