Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S.

🕔Apr 16, 2019On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily to those near-record […]

Field Crop Roundup – Tough Spring Alters Planting Prospects – DTN

🕔Apr 5, 2019This is the kind of spring that builds character. “We received 4.6 inches of rain in March,” said Illinois farmer John Werries. “The morning of April 1, it was 28 […]

Michigan Corn: Nitrogen Guidelines – Focusing on the Right Rate

🕔Apr 4, 2019Weather (e.g., precipitation frequency and intensity), soil texture, temperature, soil physical properties, topography and soil depth are just a few of the variability factors that may add to the uncertainty […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Production Costs in 2019

🕔Mar 28, 2019Soybean market prices for the 2019-2020 marketing year are projected to be near or below the breakeven price when land costs are included. Because of this, soybean producers will need […]

Michigan: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

🕔Mar 26, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Allegan, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rain that occurred […]

Tar Spot – FYI: Field Management Required – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019If you dealt with any tar spot infection in your cornfields last year, Jim Donnelly has some advice for you: Get used to it — but don’t panic. Researchers are […]

Michigan Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations for 2019

🕔Mar 14, 2019Soybean producers may be planting lower quality seed this spring. The main culprit responsible is Phomopsis seed decay, a fungal pathogen that developed on the plants during the wet, cool […]

Michigan: Protecting Crops from Wildlife Feeding – Webinar, March 22

🕔Mar 14, 2019Many farmers enjoy recreational hunting, and opening day of gun season for white-tailed deer is something just short of a national holiday in Michigan. Others just enjoy seeing wildlife out […]

Michigan, Indiana: Irrigation Systems Rely on Adequate Water Supply

🕔Mar 8, 2019Drought periods remind all irrigators, and those wishing they had irrigation, the importance of an adequate and dependable irrigation water supply. Most irrigation systems in Michigan and Indiana are designed […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Production Costs in 2019

🕔Mar 8, 2019Soybean market prices for the 2019-2020 marketing year are projected to be below the breakeven price when land costs are included. Because of this, producers will need to minimize production […]

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