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

Laurie IsleyDec 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: Cover Crops Emerging as Michigan Harvest Continues

Laurie IsleyNov 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 IsleyOct 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: Season Just Starting to Change for Michigan Soybeans

Laurie IsleySep 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 IsleyAug 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: Sustainable Practices Making a Difference in Michigan Fields

Laurie IsleyJul 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…