Green Acres

Cropping Questions from Producers in August

• What is causing the dark and light colored stubble in my field after harvest? According to Clain Jones, MSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, one explanation may be differences in fertility and soil texture. If you have sandier soil and lower nitrogen available, you are going to have lighter colored straw, greater yield, and less protein. If you have finer soil and high nitrogen available, you are going to have darker colored straw, less yield and higher protein.

• Is grazing a field with wheat streak mosaic virus a good idea? Mary Burrows, MSU...

 
 
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