Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Online Tool Helps Mitigate Risk in Uncertain Market

🕔Aug 15, 2018A new web-based tool that provides agricultural producers with access to weekly historical and contemporaneous corn and soybean basis data for local market regions in the eastern corn belt was […]

Farmers Split on Trade Tariff Damage – DTN

🕔Aug 10, 2018Ag leaders in the Trump administration may have thought the announcement a couple of weeks ago of a $12 billion aid package might quell some farmer voices of unrest, but […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Timing the Last Irrigation Application

🕔Aug 9, 2018Late August and early September often bring the question, “When can I stop irrigating?” The factors that enter into making this decision are fuel costs, which have been sliding higher, […]

Michigan Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Nears Peak Flight

🕔Aug 2, 2018Western bean cutworm is a pest of dry beans and corn that first migrated into Michigan from the western United States in 2006. Adult western bean cutworm moths emerge from […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Armyworm Outbreak Around Upper Peninsula

🕔Jul 19, 2018Armyworms have been found in high numbers in crop fields in several Michigan counties including Charlevoix, Manistee, Isabella and many parts of the Upper Peninsula. Check corn, oat, rye and […]

Michigan Corn: Water Needs Peak in July

🕔Jul 12, 2018Irrigated corn has its highest water use and realizes its greatest potential benefit from irrigation during the week of tasseling and the following three weeks. Most irrigation scheduling programs have […]

Michigan Soybeans: Moisture Stress, High Temperature Effects on Yields

🕔Jul 12, 2018Soybean yield losses are most likely to occur when moisture stress occurs during germination and reproduction. Inadequate soil moisture during germination causes uneven and spotty emergence. This is the reason […]

Michigan Soybeans: Irrigation at R-3 Has Greatest Yield Impact

🕔Jul 12, 2018Efficient soybean irrigation is based heavily on growth stage. Reproductive stage R-3 is the dividing line between minimal application to just keep crop growth moving forward compared to ample water […]

Michigan Corn: Last-Chance Nitrogen Application with Irrigation

🕔Jul 12, 2018After the heavy rainfall that some areas of Indiana and Michigan saw in late June 2018, many irrigated fields may need one more opportunity for nitrogen application. Your fields may […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Look for Soybean Aphids, Western Bean Cutworm

🕔Jul 5, 2018Asiatic garden beetle adults Asiatic garden beetles (and Japanese and false Japanese beetles) pupated and are emerging as adults, i.e., grub damage has ended. In Asiatic garden beetle-infested fields, the […]

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