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Aflatoxin less pervasive than expected

The distinct lack of aflatoxin in Michigan corn is a positive note at the end of a difficult season. FULL STORY »

Common questions about aflatoxin

Aflatoxin is a concern to many dairy farmers this year. Here are some common questions to help you decide if you have an issue with this dangerous mycotoxin. FULL STORY »

The nutrient value of drought-stressed corn

The variability in corn growth during a drought often varies not only by area of the state, but by field and within the field. Available water differences cause most of the growth variability, but soil fertility also will influence the nutrients taken up by the plant. It is best to sample the field for levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur. FULL STORY »

Aflatoxin and mycotoxin concern in high-moisture forage

As high-moisture corn is harvested, there is an increased need for testing for toxins. Check out the advice in this short video. FULL STORY »

See latest yield results

The variability in weather experienced throughout the growing season will impact yields this fall. A snapshot of harvest yields in your area and across the country is at your fingertips. FULL STORY »

Reduce the risk of a combine fire

Farmers are reporting an increase in combine fires this harvesting season. No doubt, the extended dry weather has increased the fire danger on combines, but there are several other factors that can cause fires. FULL STORY »

Watching for aflatoxin as drought continues

The season-long drought and extreme heat have created conditions prime for Aspergillus ear rot to develop in corn, so growers should scout their fields and inspect their grain, a Purdue Extension plant pathologist says. FULL STORY »

Improving silage piles also protects the environment

By implementing basic management practices, silage leachate and contaminated runoff can be minimized, while feed preservation and quality are maximized. FULL STORY »

Fall management tips for drought-stressed hay fields

We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can manage drought-stressed hay fields and pastures to minimize further damage in the coming years. FULL STORY »

Podcast offers advice on aflatoxins

Be on the lookout. This year's drought conditions can lead to the growth of molds that produce aflatoxins. FULL STORY »

Know when to harvest 2012 corn silage

The 2012 growing season has been anything but typical. Despite variable crop conditions, corn silage should still be harvested at appropriate moisture levels. FULL STORY »

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