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Illinois: Is Feb. a Good Time to Apply Nitrogen?

Illinois: Is Feb. a Good Time to Apply Nitrogen?

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 23, 2017

The unseasonably warm and dry weather we have had during February this year has a lot of people applying ammonia, and others considering it. This raises the question of whether or not February is a good time to apply NH3, and also

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Illinois Soybeans: Pre-Plant Nitrogen Applications Can Help Boost Yields

Illinois Soybeans: Pre-Plant Nitrogen Applications Can Help Boost Yields

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Soybeans require nitrogen and lots of it because it’s a protein crop and proteins contain 16% nitrogen. For decades we have relied on the soybean plant’s ability as a legume to fix its own nitrogen. And it can fix a

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Illinois Soybeans: When Is It Viable to Use an Insecticidal Seed Treatment?

Illinois Soybeans: When Is It Viable to Use an Insecticidal Seed Treatment?

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Feb 22, 2017

If I were to make a guess, I would say that 80% or more of the soybean seed sold today is treated with both a fungicide and insecticide. In the case of some individual seed companies it may be near

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Illinois Farm Finances: Ag Debt Continues to Increase

Illinois Farm Finances: Ag Debt Continues to Increase

👤By Bradley Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight Raab, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Agricultural debt on a nominal basis in Illinois has been increasing since 1991. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) are shown to see if increasing debt levels pose problems for the

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Illinois: 2017 Projected Incomes for Grain Farms

Illinois: 2017 Projected Incomes for Grain Farms

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Net incomes for Illinois grain farms are projected lower in 2017 than for 2016. If these projections hold, weakening of financial position will continue in 2017. Trend yields and commodity prices of $3.80 per bushel for corn and $9.90 per

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Illinois Soybeans: Roundup Ready or Liberty Link – Which Should You Choose?

Illinois Soybeans: Roundup Ready or Liberty Link – Which Should You Choose?

👤By Dawn Kielsmeier, Agronomist/CCA 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Comparing the Liberty Link to the Roundup Ready System in soybeans–how do you know which to choose? With the onset of resistant weeds such as marestail, waterhemp and Palmer amaranth in soybeans, many growers are looking to move from depending on the

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Illinois Farm Business: Fixed Cash Rental Rates Diverge from Farm Earnings

Illinois Farm Business: Fixed Cash Rental Rates Diverge from Farm Earnings

👤By Dale Lattz, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 13, 2017

In this article, cash rents on professionally managed farmland are compared to landlord returns derived from share rent leases. On high-productivity farmland in central Illinois, professionally-managed cash rents and share lease returns followed each other closely up to 2012. Since

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Illinois: Soil Fertility Seminar, Feb. 28

Illinois: Soil Fertility Seminar, Feb. 28

👤By Angie Peltier, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 13, 2017

Soil fertility, crop production practices and environmental stewardship will be the foci of a Soil Fertility Seminar on February 28, 2017 in 18 different University of Illinois Extension county offices. Presentations will be delivered through web conferencing from 9 a.m.

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Illinois: Ag Technology Innovation Summit, Champaign, Feb. 23

Illinois: Ag Technology Innovation Summit, Champaign, Feb. 23

👤By Stephanie Henry, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 9, 2017

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is convening its second annual summit on agriculture technology innovation and opportunities for entrepreneurship on Feb. 23 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign.   Creating, developing, and building connections between entrepreneurs, industry,

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Illinois: Determining Cash Rent Based on Crop Returns

Illinois: Determining Cash Rent Based on Crop Returns

👤By Dale Lattz, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 1, 2017

Over time, more farmland leases in Illinois have been shifting from traditional crop share leases to cash leases. In addition, there has been some increase in flexible or variable rent cash leases from fixed cash leases. Variable cash rent leases

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