How to keep up with current trends in field crops

Stay on of top current trends in field crops by getting the 2012 On-farm Research and Demonstration book by MSU Extension.

2012 On-farm Research and DemonstrationEach year, MSU Extension educators and specialists conduct on-farm research. Through the support of the Michigan Soybean Checkoff Program, we are able to compile these data and produce a book for farmers to see what’s new in field crops.

This year, more than 14 educators submitted reports totaling 80 pages of information. Whenever possible, data were analyzed using statistics. The Field Crops Team strives to assist those involved in Michigan agriculture with current,research-based information that is agronomically sound, profitable and environmentally responsible.

Most of the reports are for one year. We want to give the agricultural community the opportunity to evaluate new products, practices and equipment from an unbiased source.

At the end of each report there is contact information for the educator or specialist who conducted the trial. We also note the sponsor who helped fund the research.

So, where can you get one of these books? The 2012 On-farm Research and Demonstration book will be available at the 2012 Michigan Corn and Soybean Research programs:

January 13, Cabela’s
110 Cabela Blvd. E., Dundee, Mich. (view map)
Register with Natalie Rector, 734-240-3170, ext. 3182 or

January 16, Bavarian Inn Lodge
1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, Mich. (view map)
Register with Mark Seamon/Bob Battel, 989-758-2500 or

February 2, VanBuren ISD Conference Center
490 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, Mich. (view map)
Register with Bruce MacKellar, 269-657-8213 or

February 3, Sanilac Career Center
175 East Aitken Road, Peck, Mich. (view map)
Register with Martin Nagelkirk, 810-648-2515 or

This is another good reason to attend these important meetings. For more information on the 2012 Michigan Corn and Soybean Research programs, view a brochure.

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