Ag Labs Open For Business…With Modifications – DTN Apr 15, 2020

🕔Apr 15, 2020
Amid coronavirus-related lockdowns, most states and university administrations have deemed soil and plant diagnostic testing laboratories as “essential” services, able to remain open to accept samples from farmers and scientists […]

Michigan: Benefits of Bin Aeration for Grains Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
Using bin aeration to dry corn and soybeans with natural air is a common practice. However, the process requires more management than using fans to adjust grain temperature. The Purdue […]

Michigan: Think Carefully Before Using 2019 Soybean Seeds Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
Producers want to salvage the soybean seed they carried over from 2019 but need to make this decision carefully. Due to the continuously wet weather occurring in 2019, many soybean […]

Michigan Webinar Series: Lessons Learned from Late, Prevented Planting in 2019 Jan 31, 2020

🕔Jan 31, 2020
The 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series will kick off the program with “Late and Prevented Planting Issues: Lessons Learned from 2019” on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Looking back at the lessons […]

Ag Trade: Tariffs Lead to Creative Supply Chains Aug 6, 2019

🕔Aug 6, 2019
Where there’s a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there’s a way, even if a trade war creates roadblocks. In the recent issue of the international open-access journal […]

Midwest: Considerations for Prevented Planting Option vs Delayed Planting – Video May 30, 2019

🕔May 30, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Mar 21, 2019
Tar 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, 2018

🕔May 17, 2018
Climate 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, 2017

🕔Dec 14, 2017
I 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, 2017

🕔Apr 3, 2017
Soybean 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, […]

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