Midwest: Considerations for Prevented Planting Option vs Delayed Planting – Video

🕔May 30, 2019The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 30, 2019, focused on taking prevented planting option vs delayed planting, presented by Roger Betz, Michigan State […]

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 […]

Midwest Corn: Climate Change Should Help Production through 2050, says Researcher

🕔May 17, 2018Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat – corn. Contrary to previous analyses, research […]

Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2017I made some major changes to the Handy Bt Trait Table updated for 2018. To improve readability, trait packages are now alphabetized instead of grouped by seed company. Also, letter abbreviations […]

Michigan Soybeans: Big Seeds This Year? Best Approaches

🕔Apr 3, 2017Soybean seed quality is very good this year. Mechanical damage to the seed coats or embryos is very low because the seed was harvested at nearly ideal moisture levels. However, […]

Corn: Website Helps Identify, Respond to Ear Rots

🕔Apr 20, 2015A website developed by plant pathologists from Purdue University and a nationwide partnership of research institutions could help farmers better understand and respond to the threat of mycotoxins and ear […]

Michigan Soybeans: Options for Speeding Up Harvest

🕔Oct 24, 2014According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 23 percent of Michigan’s soybean crop was harvested as of Oct. 19, 2014. The average harvest progress on this date for 2009 […]

Michigan: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Expands Range

🕔Sep 26, 2014This is the eleventh weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) statewide monitoring program for 2014. This monitoring network has been set up to […]

Michigan: Recommendations for Harvesting Lodged Soybeans

🕔Sep 26, 2014Several factors have combined to cause soybeans to lodge in some areas of Michigan in 2014. Lodged soybeans slow down harvest operations and lead to harvest losses as the plants […]

Michigan Corn: Impact of Early Frost on Silage Quality

🕔Sep 25, 2014During the 2014 growing season, the weather has been consistently cooler and wetter in the central and northern portions of Michigan, and frost has occurred in several locations during the […]

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