Monday, April 18, 2011

MSU News for Ag Field Crops 4/15/11

Urgent potato late blight information update

Apr 15, 2011 | Willie Kirk | Current status of late blight in Michigan and how to be prepared to respond.

Michigan soybean producers may benefit from starter fertilizer

Apr 15, 2011 | Mike Staton | New research, equipment and planting dates may lead to an increase in starter fertilizer use.

Calibrating soybean drills

Apr 15, 2011 | Mike Staton | Calibrating your soybean drill is an easy and effective way to increase net income.

Reed canarygrass planting guide for bio-energy crop and forages

Apr 15, 2011 | Doo-Hong Min | Reed canarygrass has potential as a bio-energy crop as well as a forage. Reed canarygrass has a compatible heat energy value to switchgrass and high forage quality if harvested at the right stage of maturity.

Making bioenergy crops pay

Apr 15, 2011 | Dennis Pennington | Budgeting for bioenergy crop production and analyzing your cost of production will be critical to determining if bioenergy crops pay on your farm.