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Field Crops | MSU Extension

Recommendations for a late soybean harvest

Field Crops | MSU Extension

November 9, 2017 | Mike Staton | Overcome the challenges associated with a late soybean harvest.

Drying and storing wet soybeans

November 9, 2017 | Mike Staton | Careful management when drying and storing soybeans is essential to maximizing your profits.

Upper Peninsula farmers encouraged to share experiences with cover crops

November 8, 2017 | Ashley McFarland | A survey, administered by Michigan State University Extension staff in the Upper Peninsula seeks to understand current cover crop usage throughout the region, and barriers to increased adoption.

Respond now to the annual barley grower survey

November 8, 2017 | Ashley McFarland | It's essential to share your information as a barley grower to allow for more accurate surveying of agricultural statistics in regard to barley.

Environmental certification progressing on Upper Peninsula farms

November 8, 2017 | Jim Isleib | Several farms in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have gained MAEAP certification recently, demonstrating commitment to farming in an environmentally sound manner.

Soil testing this fall? Split your sample and test for soybean cyst nematodes

October 31, 2017 | Bruce MacKellar | Consider splitting your soil sample and testing for soybean cyst nematodes on your bean stubble fields.

Horseweed concerns are mounting for farmers

October 27, 2017 | Phil Kaatz | Horseweed, commonly referred to as marestail, continues to spread across Michigan.

Cover crop field day hosted at Kellogg Biological Station

October 23, 2017 | Dean Baas | Join the discussion and tour cover crop research and demonstration plots on Nov. 3, 2017, in Hickory Corners, Michigan.

Celebrating 100 years of Michigan State University Extension in Alcona County

October 19, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Alcona County and Michigan State University Extension are celebrating 100 years since the introduction of Extension to Alcona County in May 1917.

Sound cash rental decisions for landowners

October 19, 2017 | George Silva | Cash rate should not be the sole factor in cropland rental decisions.

The Michigan Corn Stover Project – Part 4: Stover harvest implications

October 18, 2017 | Eric Anderson | On-farm research sheds light on what impacts corn stover harvesting will have on farming operations in Michigan.

Cool season forage and cover crop field day near Gladwin October 26

October 17, 2017 | Kable Thurlow | A field day sponsored by Michigan State University Extension, Byron Seeds, NRCS, and MAEAP will be held at the Thane and Trena Grove Farm on October 26.

Soybean maturity group and yield – Experience from the Thumb

October 13, 2017 | Bob Battel | How did soybean maturity group relate to yield in Michigan’s Thumb?

Relative maturity and its relationship to yield and moisture – results from the Thumb

October 13, 2017 | Bob Battel | Data from several years of growing corn hybrids with varying relative maturities demonstrate the relationship between grain yields and grain moisture content.

Why soil test in the fall?

October 11, 2017 | George Silva | Several compelling reasons to soil test in the fall compared to spring.

Nutrient removal rates by grain crops

October 10, 2017 | George Silva | Nutrient removal by harvested portions of grain crops is an important consideration in deciding fertilizer rates.

Corn tar spot confirmed in Michigan

October 10, 2017 | Martin Chilvers | Confirmed case of tar spot in 2017 could be potential issue for Michigan corn production.

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