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Illinois: Soil Temperatures Rising Across the State

Illinois: Soil Temperatures Rising Across the State

πŸ‘€From University of Illinois 🕔May 19, 2017

After a cool beginning of the month, soil temperatures are rising throughout the state in mid-May, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute

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Illinois Corn: How Much Nitrogen Is Gone?

Illinois Corn: How Much Nitrogen Is Gone?

πŸ‘€By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔May 19, 2017

The heavy rains of late April and early May have paused and the weather has warmed enough to allow corn and soybean planting (or replanting) to resume in Illinois, except in the low spots in some places. With a lot

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Illinois Corn: Corn Replanting and Herbicide Considerations

Illinois Corn: Corn Replanting and Herbicide Considerations

πŸ‘€By Aaron Hager, University of Illinois 🕔May 10, 2017

Following the recent and excessive precipitation, some corn replanting likely will occur when soil conditions are conducive.Β  We hope that replanting occurs only in small areas of a given field, but in some situations entire fields may have to be

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Illinois Soybeans: Bean Leaf Beetles Come Around Early… Then Come Around Again

Illinois Soybeans: Bean Leaf Beetles Come Around Early… Then Come Around Again

πŸ‘€By Kevin Nelson, North Central CCA Soy Envoy 🕔May 9, 2017

Bean leaf beetles are usually the first insect pest to attack soybeans early and come around later for another bite as well. Bean leaf beetle is a pest that attacks the soybean throughout the growing season. It is important to

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Poor Planting Conditions with Cool, Wet Soils

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Poor Planting Conditions with Cool, Wet Soils

πŸ‘€By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔May 9, 2017

Very little corn or soybean planting took place in Illinois over the past week, and while planting progress is not far behind average for the end of the first week of May, crop development is starting to lag as temperatures

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Illinois: Weed Science Field Research Tour, Champaign, May 28

Illinois: Weed Science Field Research Tour, Champaign, May 28

πŸ‘€By Aaron Hager, University of Illinois 🕔May 8, 2017

The weed science program at the University of Illinois invites all weed management practitioners to our annual weed science field tour, which will be held on Wednesday, June 28 at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center (a.k.a. South Farm),

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Illinois Soybeans: Time to Think About Brown Spot Control

Illinois Soybeans: Time to Think About Brown Spot Control

πŸ‘€By Chad Kalaher, East Central CCA Soy Envoy 🕔May 5, 2017

Septoria brown spot (SBS) is the second biggest disease threat to soybean yield after soybean cyst nematode. Since SBS can potentially reduce soybean yield more than most farmers and agronomists realize, consider additional attention and control measures to manage this

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Illinois: Strong Moth Flights Mean Scout Your Fields

Illinois: Strong Moth Flights Mean Scout Your Fields

πŸ‘€By Kelly Estes, University of Illinois 🕔May 1, 2017

Impressive moth flights have not only kept the Illinois insect monitoring network cooperators busy, but neighboring states are reporting lots of black cutworm and true armyworm moth activity as well. The current forecast and planting progress has raised questions about

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Illinois Planting: Dealing with Cool and Wet Conditions

Illinois Planting: Dealing with Cool and Wet Conditions

πŸ‘€By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 28, 2017

April has been a little warmer and drier than average so far this year, which has allowed a good start to corn planting and some progress in soybean planting. This is expected to change, with above-normal rainfall and below-normal temperatures

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Dry Soils and Residual Herbicides

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Dry Soils and Residual Herbicides

πŸ‘€By Aaron Hager, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Soil-residual herbicides can provide many weed management benefits, but several factors influence their effectiveness.

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