DTN Field Roundup – From Flood to Parched – It’s a Tough Season

🕔Jun 15, 2018This season is setting up to be a tale of two summers. A wide swath of the Midwest is swimming in water. Ohio farmer Keith Peters’ biggest concern is the […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Attack of the Asiatic Garden Beetles

🕔Jun 14, 2018Exactly a month ago, I wrote a Michigan State University Extension article about grubs that included a handy field identification sheet for grubs to assist in identifying different species. It’s time to pull out […]

Trump’s Canadian Dairy Problem – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018President Donald Trump’s tirade on Twitter over the weekend aimed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has elevated dairy trade between the two countries to the top political issue in […]

Dicamba Injury Reports, 2018: What a Difference a Year Makes

🕔Jun 7, 2018We finished the 2017 season with approximately 2,700 cases under investigation by the various state Departments of Agriculture, and approximately 3.6 million acres of dicamba-injured soybean acres as reported by […]

Michigan Wheat: Fusarium Head Scab – Fungicide Considerations

🕔May 24, 2018This season, wheat disease levels have been relatively low due to the cool spring. However, now that temperatures have warmed and some areas have received lots of rain, it’s time […]

Michigan Soybeans: 9 Recommendations for Late-Planted Fields

🕔May 24, 2018Soybean planting has been delayed by the frequent and heavy rain events occurring this spring. As a result, many soybean fields will be planted in June and producers need to […]

Midwest Fields: Weed Worries Grow – Planting Delayed in Iowa, Michigan – DTN

🕔May 18, 2018In the race to plant the 2018 crop, the month of May has seen a lot of winners. Gerald Gauck of east-central Indiana crossed the finish line on May 12. […]

USDA Crop Progress: Corn Planting Rockets Ahead – DTN

🕔May 15, 2018Farmers continued to put the pedal to the metal last week, pushing planting progress ahead another 23 percentage points and nearly catching up to the five-year average pace, according to […]

Michigan Soybeans: Improving Emergence in Soils Prone to Crusting

🕔May 10, 2018Some areas of Michigan received pounding rain events soon after planting, and the weather-related planting delays will probably cause soybean producers to till or plant some of their fields when […]

Michigan Soybeans: Planting – Be Patient Yet Prudent About Wet Weather

🕔May 10, 2018The weather-induced planting delays and an extended weather forecast calling for wetter than normal conditions have many producers feeling pressured to plant soybeans. It seems like this is a good […]

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