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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MSU News for Ag - Field Crops 10/3/11

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

Harvesting lodged soybeans

Oct 3, 2011 | Mike Staton and Tim Harrigan | Adjusting and operating the combine can help soybean producers reduce harvest losses due to lodging.

Fall stale seedbed preparation for spring sugarbeet planting

Oct 3, 2011 | Steven Poindexter | Successful stale seedbed planting of sugarbeets in the spring requires a prepared and level soil in the fall.

Sugarbeet defoliation is an important component of harvest

Oct 3, 2011 | Steven Poindexter | Good defoliation will improve sugarbeet quality, storability and grower profitability.

Got innovative youth education ideas? Get funded!

Oct 3, 2011 | Dale R. Mutch | Details you should follow when submitting a grant proposal to the NCR-SARE Youth and Youth Educator Grant Program for sustainable agriculture.

Horse owners may want to lock in hay supplies for winter and spring

Oct 3, 2011 | Phil Kaatz | Are you ready for the hay feeding season? Price and availability may be different than in previous years.

Only you can prevent combine fires

Oct 3, 2011 | Marilyn Thelen | Spending a little time maintaining the combine before harvest and before you go to the field each day this fall will decrease your chances of going up in smoke!