Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Prevent Plant Decisions in Early-Mid June

🕔Jun 13, 2019Many unplanted acres remain across the Corn Belt and in Illinois. As of the week ending on June 9, only 73% of the intended corn acres and 49% of the […]

Michigan: Late Planted Corn – Should You Change Seeding Rates?

🕔Jun 6, 2019In 2018, farmers were worried because corn planting was delayed in Michigan due to the weather. But compare that to our planting progress in 2019, and now you have a […]

Michigan Corn: To Plant, or Not to Plant? That’s a Good Question.

🕔Jun 6, 2019As the crop insurance final plant date for corn, June 5, has now passed, corn growers in central Michigan who have not completed planting should weigh their options. The primary […]

Michigan Corn: Improve Fertilizer Efficiency with Crop Sensors

🕔Jun 3, 2019The economic pressures of farming have caused Michigan crop growers to consider new ways to increase yield and profitability. While nitrogen management is essential, interactions between the soils, weather, plants […]

Michigan: MSU Introduces Crop Budget Estimator

🕔May 31, 2019Many economists are estimating that farm profits will be at similar levels to those experienced this past year.  With cold temperatures and wet conditions this spring creating additional uncertainty to […]

Michigan Soybeans: Thin Stands Can Produce Surprisingly High Yields

🕔May 30, 2019When poor soybean emergence and thin stands occur, producers are compelled to make timely and informed replant decisions. Accurately, assessing your soybean stand and diagnosing the cause of the emergence […]

Midwest Corn: Price Increases, PLC Payments, and Prevented Planting

🕔May 22, 2019This article documents the very late planting that is occurring in 2019, leading to the prospects of lower yields and higher than normal prevented planting from crop insurance. As a […]

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

🕔May 17, 2019The weather-induced planting delays have many producers feeling pressured to plant soybeans. It seems like this is an important time to remember that 2016 was also a challenging planting season, […]

Michigan: Preventing Sidewall Compaction in Wet Spring

🕔May 17, 2019The planting delays and wet soil conditions will increase the potential for sidewall compaction to occur this spring. Sidewall compaction includes all soil compaction and soil smearing in and around […]

Michigan Corn: Irrigation and Tar Spot – What Happened Last Year? Will It Happen Again?

🕔May 17, 2019Tar spot, a new fungal pathogen first seen in Michigan in Allegan County in 2016, spread like a wildfire across west Michigan in 2018. The disease, which is prevalent in […]

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