Michigan State University news
The goal for raising dairy calves is to develop the highest quality heifer that will maximize profits when it enters the milking herd.
Troy Jenkins, a veteran member of the agronomy team at Ceres Solutions Cooperative, has been named by Indiana CCA as the Top Certified Crop Adviser of 2022.
The first confirmations of tar spot in the United States were in Illinois and Indiana in 2015 and the corn disease has since spread across the Corn Belt. “It’s here and we’re going to have to learn how to deal with it,” said Ryan Gentle, Wyffels Hybrid agronomy manager.
Amid an historic drought posing threats to future harvests, California farmers now say they have no way to export the crops they do have because of a kink in the global supply chain that has left container ships lined up off the Southern California coast with nowhere to deliver their goods.
The rye and rapeseed that Rick Clifton cultivated in central Ohio were coming along nicely — until his tractor rumbled over the flat, fertile landscape, spraying it with herbicides. These crops weren’t meant to be eaten, but to occupy the ground between Clifton’s soybean harvest last fall and this spring’s planting. Yet thanks to their environmental value, he’ll still make money from them.
AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to fuel growth in Indiana’s agbioscience economy, announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors.
The best fields to plant alfalfa are well-drained with deep soils. “Deep soils are where you get the best advantage from its deep root system,” said Kim Cassida, Michigan State University Extension forage and cover crop specialist.