Field Crops News Archive

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January, 2013

  • Managing for the unknown: Markets and weather

    January 4, 2013 | Marilyn Thelen | Ample precipitation and commodity price are two of the primary factors that impact the producer’s bottom line. In the 2012 growing season, we experienced a great deal of variability in both.

  • 2013 Field Crops Pest Management Update Program Series

    January 4, 2013 | Bruce Mackellar | Field crop growers can gear-up for the 2013 growing season by attending the MSU Extension Pest Management Program closest to them.

  • Should crop and livestock farmers be concerned about food safety?

    January 4, 2013 | Jeannine P. Schweihofer | Emerging food safety issues pose opportunity for farmers. What is going on in the food industry that will affect farmers?

  • Wheat yields trending upward in Michigan

    January 3, 2013 | Martin Nagelkirk | For the second season in a row, Michigan wheat growers set record-high yields. Now the challenge is to find ways to insure the trend continues.

  • Soybean cyst nematodes cannot be ignored

    January 2, 2013 | Dan Rossman | Farmers need to know the soybean cyst nematode levels in their fields. On-farm research in mid-Michigan revealed that resistant varieties can provide a major yield enhancement or a yield drag, depending on nematode population levels.

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