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Thursday, August 25, 2011

MSU News for Ag - Field Crops 8/24/11

We’ve published these articles at http://news.msue.msu.edu/news/category/field_crops

Cover crops are everywhere in Michigan

Aug 24, 2011 | Dale R. Mutch | A few phone calls to seed dealers around the state confirms that farmers are planting significantly more cover crops.

End of season corn stalk nitrate test

Aug 24, 2011 | George Silva | The end of season cornstalk nitrate test is one of the few diagnostic tools that can determine if excess nitrogen was applied to corn. Even though the test is done late in the season, it is valuable for fine-tuning and long-term adjustment of N management.

2011 A successful season for Michigan wheat growers

Aug 24, 2011 | Martin Nagelkirk | Identifying and capitalizing on the experiences of the 2011 wheat season will be helpful in developing plans for 2012.
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