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Illinois Soybeans: Knowing the XtendiMax Label

Illinois Soybeans: Knowing the XtendiMax Label

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Monsanto hosted a webinar on “Managing the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in 2017.” Presenters were Chris Kamienski, a Monsanto technology development representative and Lance Tarochione, a Monsanto technical agronomist. The webinar can be viewed here. The presentation reviewed Xtendimax

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Revisiting Planting Dates – No Bonus to Planting Super Early

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Revisiting Planting Dates – No Bonus to Planting Super Early

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Unusually warm, dry weather in the past month has led some central Illinois growers to get a jump on fieldwork. While there is nothing wrong with getting fields in shape early, University of Illinois crop sciences professor Emerson Nafziger says

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Farming Becoming Riskier Business with Weather Changes

Farming Becoming Riskier Business with Weather Changes

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming as we know

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: When Is the Best Time to Plant?

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: When Is the Best Time to Plant?

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Relatively dry weather in recent weeks throughout much of Illinois and an early start to fieldwork might provide the unusual opportunity this year of letting us choose corn and soybean planting dates instead of having to wait until it’s dry

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Illinois: Farm Machinery Values, Then and Now

Illinois: Farm Machinery Values, Then and Now

👤By Bradley Zwilling, Dwight Raab and Brandy Krapf, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 21, 2017

This article reviews machinery values from a group of Illinois grain farms at two points in time. Total machinery value and machinery value per acre are reviewed from periods that are ten years different in time. The two accompanying charts

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Illinois Soybeans: University Study Needs Farmers’ Help

Illinois Soybeans: University Study Needs Farmers’ Help

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 16, 2017

In January I posted about the large project we are part of, funded by the North Central Soybean Research using soybean checkoff funds, to gather information on some 500 soybean fields in Illinois for each crop year from 2014 through

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Soybeans: Scientists Explore Effect of High Temps on 3 Varieties

Soybeans: Scientists Explore Effect of High Temps on 3 Varieties

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 13, 2017

How will the rising temperatures expected to occur with global climate change affect soybean growth in the Midwest? Rather than wait and see, researchers at the University of Illinois will use real crop data and computer modeling to better predict

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Illinois Soybeans: Marestail Control Strategies

Illinois Soybeans: Marestail Control Strategies

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Mar 1, 2017

Marestail is a problematic winter annual weed that is often resistant to glyphosate. But control isn’t as hard as you think and just takes a little planning.

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Illinois Corn: Late Winter Nitrogen Fertilizer Application

Illinois Corn: Late Winter Nitrogen Fertilizer Application

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 28, 2017

The unseasonably warm and dry weather this February has prompted some corn growers to begin applying ammonia, according to University of Illinois crop sciences professor Emerson Nafziger. “While we don’t often have the option to apply this early due to

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Illinois Soybeans: Do RR2 and Liberty Link Still Work? Yes… With a Lot of Buts.

Illinois Soybeans: Do RR2 and Liberty Link Still Work? Yes… With a Lot of Buts.

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Weed control has gotten tougher and more complicated over the past 10 years. When Roundup Ready soybeans were first introduced back in 1996, 20 years ago, glyphosate was a one-stop weed control solution. One or two passes were all that

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