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Ground Work 2021: Wrapping up Michigan Planting Season

Laurie IsleyJun 4, 2021

We finished planting soybeans in mid-May, and we terminated all our cover crops prior to crop emergence. Corn planting was completed on May 24. It…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Planting Soybeans in Michigan

Laurie IsleyMay 10, 2021

We are in full planting mode! We often have limited good days to plant our soybeans and corn, due to spring storms. That means when…

Family farms

Ground Work 2021: Spring Preparation and Sustainability in Michigan

Laurie IsleyApr 8, 2021

The unseasonably warm, dry March in our area of Michigan, in the eastern United States midwest, has us anxious to start planting, but it still…

Innovation

Researchers Combine Cyber and Physical Monitoring to Boost Sustainable Crop Productivity

Iowa State UniversityJul 10, 2020

An Iowa State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln research project is combining cyber and physical crop monitoring to sustainably boost productivity.

Innovation

Scientist Takes Bird’s Eye View of Soybean Genetics

University of ArkansasJun 10, 2020

A University of Arkansas study funded by the soy checkoff used aerial imaging from drones to identify soybean genetics related to fixing nitrogen to breed…

Exports

Why Do Farmers Grow Soybeans?

USSEC Staff WriterApr 13, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers continue to grow a reliable supply of high-quality soybeans. But why are soybeans such an important crop in the U.S. Farmer Jordan…