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: Reducing Planting Rates Can Be Profitable

🕔Apr 12, 2018Soybean producers across Michigan identified soybean planting rates as one of the highest-rated topics they wanted to see evaluated by the SMaRT (Soybean Management and Research Technology) program in on-farm […]

Michigan: Repairing Harvest Ruts This Spring

🕔Apr 12, 2018I’ve seen more fields with harvest ruts this year than I usually do. There were several weather-related factors that contributed to this situation. The wet spring led to planting delays, […]

Michigan Soybeans: 5 Considerations for Early Planting

🕔Apr 12, 2018Early or timely planting has been shown to be an important management practice for increasing soybean yields. The benefits of planting early are greater when planting into highly productive soils, […]

Michigan: Soybeans After Soybeans – Recommendations for Planting

🕔Mar 29, 2018Given the projected market prices and current production costs for corn and soybeans, many producers may alter their long-term rotation plans by increasing soybean acreage in 2018. In these situations, […]

Michigan Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations for 2018

🕔Mar 22, 2018While much of the soybean seed sold in Michigan will have warm germination rates listed at 90 percent, some seed lots will be tagged at 85 percent and some may […]

Michigan Soybeans: Maturity Group and Yield – Experience from the Thumb

🕔Oct 20, 2017My colleague, Mike Staton, wrote an article in September 2017, “What is the relationship between soybean maturity group and yield?” He used multi-year data from the state-wide Soybean Performance Reports and […]

Michigan Soybeans: Multiple Equipment Adjustments to Reduce Harvest Losses

🕔Sep 8, 2017Average soybean harvest losses range from one to two bushels per acre under normal conditions. However, harvest losses can increase significantly when harvesting tall, lodged plants or short, drought-stressed plants. […]

Southwest Michigan Row Crop Field Day, Vicksburg, Aug. 2

🕔Jul 20, 2017Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and several generic products, is a non-selective herbicide that can be sprayed on glyphosate-tolerant (Roundup Ready) crops safely. According to the International Survey of […]

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