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MSU Field Crop News April 12 2018

Apr 12, 2018, 16:00 PM by Clint Hawks

MSUE News Masthead

When is the best time to plant corn in Michigan?

April 9 | George Silva | Planting date research shows the optimum corn planting period for much of Michigan is beginning to middle of May. There are no agronomic or economic advantages to planting corn before April 20.Read more.



Things to consider when planting soybeans early

April 12 | Mike Staton | Soybean producers should consider soil moisture, weather and seed characteristics when planting soybeans in late April or early May.Read more.



Repairing harvest ruts this spring

April 12 | Mike Staton| Recommendations for repairing harvest ruts prior to planting without causing further soil compaction.Read more.



Nutrient management recommendations for profitable soybean production

April 12 | Mike Staton| Careful management of lime and fertilizer applications has always been an important component of profitable soybean production, however it becomes essential when commodity prices are low.Read more.



Reducing soybean planting rates can be profitable

April 11 | Mike Staton| The results from 33 planting rate trials conducted in Michigan in 2015, 2016 and 2017 show that producers can improve farm income by reducing soybean planting rates.Read more.



The Soil Health Nexus is looking to better understand your soil health challenges

April 11 | Paul Gross | Take this survey to help us develop soil health tools to educate farmers, farm consultants, educators, and agency personal.Read more.



Tax laws and their impacts on farms in 2018

April 12 | Eric Anderson | A breakfast meeting on April 17 in St. Joseph County will focus on various tax laws, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and how they will impact farmers in 2018. The meeting will also be available online.Read more.



2018 Cover Crop Field Walks scheduled throughout Michigan

April 12 | Paul Gross | The first field walk on April 20 in Midland will focus on cover crop termination.Read more.








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