Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Hail Damage During Early Vegetative Stages Jun 18, 2022

🕔Jun 18, 2022
Recent thunderstorms produced damaging hail in several areas of Michigan and crop producers are assessing the damage. The good news is that the damage probably looks worse than it is […]

Michigan Soybeans: Is Planting 15-inch Rows with Split-Row Planters Profitable? May 20, 2022

🕔May 20, 2022
Many of the soybean acres in Michigan are planted in 15-inch rows using split-row planters. These planters are significantly more expensive than planters of comparable width set up for 30-inch […]

Michigan Soybeans: Thin Stands Can Produce Surprisingly High Yields May 19, 2022

🕔May 19, 2022
When poor soybean emergence and thin stands occur, producers need to make timely and informed replant decisions. Accurately assessing your soybean stand and diagnosing the cause of the emergence problems are the first steps […]

Proper Tractor Tire Pressure Saves Fuel and Time May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
With diesel fuel prices hovering above $5 per gallon and weather-related planting delays, producers are looking for ways to improve tractor performance and fuel efficiency. One of the best ways […]

Michigan: Reducing Sidewall Compaction in Field Crops May 9, 2022

🕔May 9, 2022
The planting delays and favorable 6-to-10-day weather outlook may cause some corn and soybean producers to begin planting into marginal soil conditions, increasing the potential for sidewall compaction to occur. Sidewall […]

Michigan Soybeans: Planting – Be Patient Yet Prudent About Wet Weather May 9, 2022

🕔May 9, 2022
The weather-induced planting delays have many producers feeling pressured to plant soybeans and the 6-to-10-day weather outlook is favorable so soybean producers may feel pressured to plant soybeans into marginal […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Planting Rates Can Increase Income Mar 25, 2022

🕔Mar 25, 2022
Michigan soybean producers have consistently identified planting rates as the highest priority topic to evaluate in on-farm replicated trials. Furthermore, the producers wanted to evaluate the effect of low planting […]

Michigan Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations Mar 10, 2022

🕔Mar 10, 2022
Soybean producers may be planting lower quality seed this spring due to last year’s challenging harvest conditions. Seed should be harvested as close to physiological maturity as possible. The frequent […]

Michigan: Drying, Storing Wet Soybeans Nov 4, 2021

🕔Nov 4, 2021
Due 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 soybeans […]

Michigan Soybeans: Overcoming Harvest Challenges – Shattering, Green Stems, Lodging Oct 19, 2021

🕔Oct 19, 2021
Soybean producers are experiencing several harvest challenges this fall and many harvested fields have turned green due to volunteer soybeans. The most common problem is the high potential for shatter […]

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