Midwestern Hemp Database: A New Tool for Growers Sep 14, 2020

🕔Sep 14, 2020
A “new” crop to Midwestern agriculture, best management practices (BMPs) and varietal performance of industrial hemp have yet to be determined. Hemp producers are required to grow hemp that contains […]

Midwest Cover Crops: Online Tool Aids with Management Decisions Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
Cover crops have been shown to improve water and soil quality, reduce erosion and capture nutrients. Choosing the right cover crop, however, can be difficult. The Midwest Cover Crops Council […]

Michigan: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Berrien, Cass and Ottawa counties who suffered losses caused by a freeze that occurred from […]

August Droughts Created a Tale of Two Crops – DTN Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
To see why the year 2020 may go down in history as the year of broken promises, look no further than Mother Nature. After a sprightly planting pace and good […]

Michigan: Suspect Herbicide Resistance? Submit Weed Seeds for Screening Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Collect weed seeds September-October to submit for herbicide resistance screening.

Michigan: Soybean Virtual Field Day, Aug. 26 Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
A Soybean Virtual Field Day will be held online on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The purpose of the virtual field day is to showcase timely and […]

Michigan: Corn Water Needs Heading into August Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
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 […]

Michigan: Corn and Soybean Harvest: Calibrate Your Yield Monitor and Get Paid for It! Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
Corn and soybean harvest will be here in a blink of an eye (It is still August, but you know how time flies.). Farmers have been working around the clock […]

A “Million-Dollar Rain”? Let’s Crunch The Numbers. Jul 23, 2020

🕔Jul 23, 2020
The farmers around the coffee shop used to call it $1 million rain, a nice, even 1-inch or greater rainfall at a very crucial point in corn or soybean production. […]

Farmer Commentary: Corn Belt Is Hot and Dry with Increasing Pests – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
With crop fields simmering in the early July heat, some farmers are missing those soggy days of spring. “Too much rain early on was the hold-up; now we NEED rain […]

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