USDA Crop Progress: Midwest, Plains Corn Planting Behind – DTN

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soybean planting is on an average pace nationwide, but corn planting remains well behind average in the week ended April 22, according to USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop […]

Michigan: Controlled Drainage – Conserving Nutrients, Improving Bottom Lines

🕔Apr 19, 2018Crops grown on fine-textured and poorly drained soils require artificial drainage for optimum crop production. A dual-purpose subsurface drainage system can drain away excess water in wet periods and hold […]

Corn, Soy Planting: Midwest and Northern Plains Wait for Soil Temps to Rise – DTN

🕔Apr 17, 2018No, you didn’t mix up the calendar pages. It’s mid-April, and some Midwest farmers are watching snow pile up on their fields this week. As the pace of planting slips […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Planting Rates Can Be Profitable

🕔Apr 12, 2018Soybean producers across Michigan identified soybean planting rates as one of the highest-rated topics they wanted to see evaluated by the SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) program in on-farm […]

Michigan: Repairing Harvest Ruts This Spring

🕔Apr 12, 2018I’ve seen more fields with harvest ruts this year than I usually do. There were several weather-related factors that contributed to this situation. The wet spring led to planting delays, […]

Michigan Soybeans: 5 Considerations for Early Planting

🕔Apr 12, 2018Early or timely planting has been shown to be an important management practice for increasing soybean yields. The benefits of planting early are greater when planting into highly productive soils, […]

Michigan Corn: When Is the Best Time to Plant?

🕔Apr 12, 2018Planting date research has shown that the optimum corn planting period for much of Michigan is from the beginning to middle of May. Numerous studies have shown that there were […]

Minnesota: Don’t Apply Commercial Fertilizers to Snow-Covered Frozen Soils

🕔Apr 5, 2018The recent snows across the state may be spurring concerns with fertilizer application this spring. Application of any fertilizer source should not occur when the ground is still frozen, especially […]

Michigan Corn: Strategies for Sidedress Nitrogen Placement

🕔Apr 5, 2018Greater emphasis has been placed on applying nitrogen (N) closer to peak uptake periods in a more efficient manner thus improving corn nitrogen recovery and reducing the risk for nitrogen […]

Midwest Corn: New Recommended Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates Available

🕔Apr 3, 2018Ohio State University corn nitrogen rate recommendations follow a unified framework used throughout the Corn Belt. Together with six other states (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin), the Ohio recommended […]

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