Michigan Wheat: Planting the 2022 Crop Oct 7, 2021

🕔Oct 7, 2021
Planting preparations Achieving top yields requires a uniform stand of healthy seedlings. This is dependent on seeds being dropped as evenly as possible and at a uniform depth. Good seed […]

Michigan: Planning for Irrigation Expansion Starts Now Sep 29, 2021

🕔Sep 29, 2021
Early September has traditionally been the time of year that irrigation equipment is at its lowest prices and the most incentives are available. High commodity prices and short stints of […]

Michigan Soybeans: Speeding Up Harvest Operations Sep 29, 2021

🕔Sep 29, 2021
Soybean producers are looking for ways to expedite soybean harvest operations so that wheat planting and fall tillage operations can be performed timely and under optimum conditions. This article presents […]

Michigan Corn: Southern Rust Disease Moving into State Sep 21, 2021

🕔Sep 21, 2021
What is southern rust? Southern rust is a foliar disease of corn caused by the fungus Puccinia polysora. The spores of the fungus are carried north by wind currents from tropical […]

Michigan Soybeans: Fungicide Resistance in Frogeye Leaf Spot Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
Frogeye leaf spot, caused by the fungus Cercospora sojina, can be found in soybean fields particularly in southern Michigan. Historically, this disease has been more commonly found in the southern U.S., […]

Michigan Soybeans: Harvest Considerations for Overly Dry Fields Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
The higher-than-normal temperatures that are predicted to occur for the rest of September will cause soybeans to dry down rapidly and moisture levels can easily drop below 10%. This increases […]

Michigan Soybeans: 11 Recommendations for Harvesting Lodged Fields Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
Significant lodging has occurred in some Michigan soybean fields in 2021. The areas of the state that are most impacted are the thumb and irrigated fields in the southwest. Lodging […]

Midwest Corn: Tar Spot, Southern Rust Present and Spreading – DTN Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
August is edging toward September, but some corn diseases just won’t let up. Tar spot on corn and Southern corn rust remain stubbornly on the move in cornfields in the […]

Midwest Corn: Water Needs Taper Off in August Aug 12, 2021

🕔Aug 12, 2021
The water needs of corn peak in July and taper off in August as we near dent stage. Irrigated corn has its highest water use and realizes its greatest potential […]

Corn: Which States Have the Best Crop Conditions? – DTN Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
Though the national corn crop condition rating was slightly downgraded by USDA in its latest weekly Crop Progress report on Monday, several states turned in very high good-to-excellent ratings. Overall […]

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