Using grasses to optimize fiber content in dairy rations
Improvements in corn and alfalfa varieties and crop management may result in very energy- dense dairy feeds, but lower fiber content can become a concern.
Low-input pasture renovation
Good grazing management and utilization of low cost amendments can result in economical forage and improved bottom line.
Upper Peninsula field crop regional report – May 30, 2014
Warmer, dryer weather this week has farmers scurrying to get crops in.
How close can Northern Michigan farmers come to raising $2 per bushel corn? Part 2
Carefully considering the input costs for corn and using the 5 percent rule can help reach this goal.
Questions for those considering “direct marketing” of farm products
U-pick and farm stand sales can be great for some people, but make sure this marketing approach will fit your personality.
How close can Northern Michigan farmers come to raising $2 per bushel corn? Part 1
Combining low land cost, careful rotation planning, maximizing manure nutrient inputs and yield can result in lower costs for corn production.
Six strong reasons to plant certified small grain seed
Why buy certified seed when I have a bin full of non-GMO, non-hybrid grain?
Bacterial blight of dry beans in Michigan
Where it comes from, how to spot it, and what to do about bacterial blight on dry beans.
Online education programs for beginning farmers still available
MSU Extension’s 2014 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series is getting good participation from Michigan, several other states, Ontario and even Australia.
Getting started with soil improvement: An overview for beginners – Part 2
New farmers should have a clear understanding of fertilizers and soil amendments, both conventional and organic.