Published on September 21, 2022
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Published on September 15, 2022
Corn and soybean harvest estimates range from below-average to slightly above-average as crops near physiological maturity. Rainfall over the past month has been well below normal for most areas throughout the region.
Published on September 12, 2022
Fertilizer Planning Resources Available from MSU Extension.
Published on September 8, 2022
Corn and soybean are entering the final stages of grain fill. Dry conditions have kept disease pressure low, but hopefully the crop will have enough water to get to the finish line.
Published on September 1, 2022
With no rainfall in the forecast and above-normal temperatures for the coming week, grain fill could be weakened in most parts of the region. The good news: these dry conditions will also keep disease severity low, hopefully until yield has been set.
Published on August 18, 2022
Corn and soybean are moving toward the end of the grain fill period, so timely rain or irrigation will be key heading into the second half of August.
Published on August 4, 2022
Disease and insect pressure remain low as corn and soybean progress through pod setting and grain fill stages. If timely rains keep us out of droughty conditions, the crops should continue to thrive this month.
Published on August 1, 2022
Blending grasses in alfalfa fields can increase forage NDF digestibility, but is it a profitable decision?
Published on July 28, 2022
A short reprieve from the hot weather will end over the weekend, but dry conditions are likely to persist into the first half of August, potentially impacting corn pollination in late-planted fields and seed fill in earlier-maturing corn and soybean.
Published on July 21, 2022
The wide range of crop development in fields across the region will extend the scouting window for key pests and diseases in corn and soybean this year.