Laurie Isley

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Ground Work 2021:Post-Harvest Planning in Michigan Supports Sustainable Practices Next Year

Laurie Isley|Dec 30, 2021

We finished harvesting our crops in mid-November. Wet weather slowed all farmers in our region of the eastern U.S. Midwest, so after we finished combining…

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Ground Work 2021:Season Just Starting to Change for Michigan Soybeans

Laurie Isley|Sep 13, 2021

As August ends and September begins, we are seeing the first signs of fall in our region of Michigan, in the eastern U.S. Midwest. I…

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Ground Work 2021:Promoting Sustainable Practices in Michigan Soybeans

Laurie Isley|Aug 10, 2021

From mid-July through August, we are consistently watching and waiting for rain. Thankfully, we have had very timely rains so far this season in our…

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Ground Work 2021:Cover Crops Emerging as Michigan Harvest Continues

Laurie Isley|Nov 11, 2021

Dry weather allowed us to get an early start on harvest. But the weather changed, as it often does. October brought wet weather, and it…

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Ground Work 2021:Michigan Soybean Harvest Moving Quickly

Laurie Isley|Oct 11, 2021

The dry August in our region of the eastern U.S. Midwest first showed its impact on our crops with how quickly both our soybeans and…

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Ground Work 2021:Sustainable Practices Making a Difference in Michigan Fields

Laurie Isley|Jul 8, 2021

We are enjoying a break from work now that the crops are planted and we’ve done what we can to provide an environment for them…

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Ground Work 2021:Wrapping up Michigan Planting Season

Laurie Isley|Jun 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…

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Ground Work 2021:Spring Preparation and Sustainability in Michigan

Laurie Isley|Apr 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…