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  • The 2014 Farm Bill and the new farm programs: What should I do ASAP?

    The 2014 farm bill contains new farm programs that will require complex decisions by farmers. There are actions that should be taken now to prepare for the decisions that must be made during the coming months.

    Posted on September 15, 2014 1:43pm by David Schweikhardt

  • Michigan brown marmorated stink bug report for September 12, 2014

    More nymph and adult brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Sept. 5-11, 2014, at seven sites in Berrien, Lenawee and Ingham counties. Homeowners in Berrien County are starting to report them in greater number.

    Posted on September 15, 2014 12:00pm by Julianna Wilson

  • Recordkeeping system for crop production

    Production recordkeeping is an important task for any vegetable or crop farm, whether small, medium or large in size.

    Posted on September 11, 2014 2:40pm by Hal Hudson

  • Spread of soybean sudden death syndrome evident across southwest Michigan fall 2014

    Soybean sudden death syndrome can be found at low levels in many southwest Michigan fields this fall. Growers should evaluate fields and think about selecting partially resistant varieties where SDS has been on the rise.

    Posted on September 10, 2014 11:16am by Bruce MacKellar

  • Local hops harvesting

    Connecting local hops with a local brewery allows participants to have a deeper connection to their local food systems.

    Posted on September 8, 2014 8:40am by Andy Northrop

  • Michigan brown marmorated stink bug report for September 5, 2014

    Five nymph and four adult brown marmorated stink bugs were caught during the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014, at five sites in Berrien, Lenawee and Monroe counties.

    Posted on September 5, 2014 10:39am by Julianna Wilson

  • Soil fertility and plant nutrition update

    New website offers growers and practitioners access to current nutrient recommendations and strategies as well as product performance and tools to maximize return on soil fertility and plant nutrition investments.

    Posted on September 4, 2014 3:23pm by Kurt Steinke

  • Soybean white mold research trial tour

    Join us Sept. 16, 2014, for a research trial tour of white mold on soybeans, and see first-hand how to combat this disease.

    Posted on September 4, 2014 1:16pm by Fred Springborn

  • Commodity grain and dairy market updates available

    Current grain and dairy commodity markets updates are now available online.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 5:20pm by Dennis Stein

  • Irrigation water management and soybean diseases

    Soybean producers will need to understand and implement short-term and long-term management practices to reduce the occurrence of white mold, sudden death syndrome and soybean cyst nematodes, and produce high soybean yields under irrigation.

    Posted on September 2, 2014 2:48pm by Mike Staton

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