Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MSU News for Ag - Field Crops 9/12/11

Frost and freezing temperatures possible later this week

Sep 12, 2011 | Jeff Andresen | Farmers and gardeners are urged to watch forecasts this week and be prepared to use frost protection when possible.

Assessing the probability of Michigan’s corn crop reaching physiological maturity

Sep 12, 2011 | Marilyn L. Thelen and Bruce MacKellar | Knowing what late planted corn requires and tracking crop progress can help growers make decisions on how their crop can best be utilized.

Signs of stem canker showing up in soybeans

Sep 12, 2011 | Martin Chilvers and Martin Nagelkirk | Use proper disease management now to prevent stem canker and related problems from the Diaporthe-Phomopsis complex from spreading to next year’s crop.

Soybean harvest equipment field day

Sep 12, 2011 | Mike Staton | Techniques and equipment that reduces harvest losses will be discussed and demonstrated at the upcoming Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day on October 4.

No September harvest of alfalfa, right?

Sep 12, 2011 | Tim Dietz | A tool to aid producers in making the decision of when to take the last harvest of alfalfa.

Heating with biomass

Sep 12, 2011 | Mark Seamon | What should I consider when switching to a biomass heating system?

Put safety first this fall when harvesting

Sep 9, 2011 | Dan Rossman | The harvest season will be here soon and farmers will be tempted to work long hours. Fatigue and stress can lead to dangerous situations. Plan now to stay safe.

Funding for MSUE News for Agriculture is provided by MSU Extension, AgBioResearch and USDA federal Integrated Pest Management Extension program.