April 11, 2023 -
Many Michigan farmers are facing wet fields as planting season approaches.
In this Pods for Profit, plant pathologist Marty Chilvers with Michigan State University talks about the benefits of seed treatments and where they might provide greater returns.
April 4, 2023 -
The planting season will start for many Michigan farmers before the end of April. In this Pods for Profit, Michigan Soybean Committee research director Mark Seamon shares how early planting is benefiting yields, and more importantly time management.
August 30, 2022 -
As the 2022 growing season winds down and harvest nears, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about plans for next year.
In this episode, Mark Seamon, research director with the Michigan Soybean Committee says farmers should plan ahead for both disease and weed pressure.
August 23, 2022 -
While disease pressure has been low in soybeans for parts of Michigan, an agronomist says he can’t say the same for pest pressure.
In this episode, Matt Schwab, an agronomist with Helena talks about what’s left of this 2022 growing season and what growers need to think about for next year.
August 16, 2022 -
Despite conditions being a little on the dry side in the Thumb of Michigan, an agronomist says the crop looks better than average.
In this episode, Amy Sweeney talks soybean crop health, the benefits of some August rains, and some planting insight for 2023.
August 9, 2022 -
Overall, the state’s soybean crop looks above average – and the recent rains were welcomed.
In this Pods for Profit, Trevor Kraus with BASF says some crop health issues are starting to surface – and growers should take note.
August 2, 2022 -
Recent rainfalls will provide a boost to Michigan soybean’s crop. But a certified crop advisor says more is needed.
In this episode, Matt Schwab with Helena provides a crop update and some reminders for growers to start thinking about the 2023 growing season.
July 26, 2022 -
Keeping the soybean crop healthy will help farmers maximize yields and return on investment this harvest.
In this episode, Jason Fettig, a technical agronomist with Bayer takes a look at the crop condition and provides some reminders for farmers during the heart of the growing season.
July 19, 2022 - An agronomist says scouting fields is the best way to detect soybean diseases and pest pressure.
In this episode, agronomist Amy Sweeney shares some things farmers should be on the lookout for to keep their soybeans healthy.
July 12, 2022 - Many Michigan soybean farmers are playing catchup on weed control after the start of the planting season.
In this Pods for Profit, Trevor Kraus a technical service rep with BASF talks about controlling weeds in a post-emergence environment.
July 6, 2022 - Inconsistent weather has made controlling weeds a challenge for some Michigan farmers.
In this Pods for Profit, Matt Schwab, a certified crop advisor with Helena shares some tips for growers to maximize yields for the remainder of the 2022 growing season.
The 8th Annual Great Lakes Crops Summit will take place in Mt. Pleasant this January. Michigan Soybean Committee board member and southwest Michigan farmer Steve Koeman has the details.
Every dollar invested into the soybean checkoff is put to work educating, marketing, and researching for the industry. CEO of the Michigan Soybean Committee Janna Fritz explains the organization’s return on investment for farmers and goals in their new strategic plan.