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Illinois: Dicamba Drift on the Rise – Facts and Speculations

Illinois: Dicamba Drift on the Rise – Facts and Speculations

👤By Aaron Hager, University of Illinois Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Only a short time ago, many agricultural professionals were optimistic Illinois would somehow be “spared” the incidents of off-target damage caused by dicamba that continue to plague several states to our south. The recent preponderance of evidence (observations made traveling

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Illinois: Bonus Tours for Agronomy Day Offer Something for Everyone

Illinois: Bonus Tours for Agronomy Day Offer Something for Everyone

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 11, 2017

Returning Agronomy Day attendees know the event offers a wealth of information on traditional crop production issues, but this year, a couple of extra tours will be available for farmers looking for something different on August 17. Want to see

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Illinois: Agronomy Field Day,Ewing, July 27

Illinois: Agronomy Field Day,Ewing, July 27

👤By Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 11, 2017

The University of Illinois Extension will host the Ewing Demonstration Center Agronomy Field Day on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9 a.m.  Every growing season presents challenges to production, and this year is no exception!  We are happy to host

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Illinois Weather: June Was Warm with Extreme Rainfall Variations

Illinois Weather: June Was Warm with Extreme Rainfall Variations

👤From University of Illinois Extension 🕔Jul 6, 2017

The average temperature for June in Illinois was 72.8 degrees, 0.9 degrees above normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. The statewide average rainfall was

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Illinois Corn: How Has Wonky Weather Affected This Year’s Crop?

Illinois Corn: How Has Wonky Weather Affected This Year’s Crop?

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 4, 2017

While the record will show that corn planting progressed at a more or less normal rate this spring in Illinois, wet, cool conditions that developed after nearly half of the crop had been planted resulted in a great deal of

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Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields

Illinois: Insects to Keep Watch for in Your Fields

👤By Kelly Estes, University of Illinois Extension 🕔Jul 3, 2017

Japanese Beetles Japanese beetles are back. Reports statewide indicate Japanese beetles are here (and in some locations, in very high numbers.) With corn starting to tassel and getting close to tassel, it’s important to remember, even though densities may appear

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Illinois Soybeans: Control Options for White Mold

Illinois Soybeans: Control Options for White Mold

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association Agronomist 🕔Jun 30, 2017

May was a wet month with frequent rains and very little drying and June is shaping up to be fairly similar. Of course, all this cool and wet weather is good for soybean growth and rows will canopy over. However,

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Illinois: Northwestern Ag Research Center Field Day, Monmouth, July 26

Illinois: Northwestern Ag Research Center Field Day, Monmouth, July 26

👤By Angie Peltier, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The program is set for the 36th annual University of Illinois’ Northwestern Agricultural Research Center Field Day. The program will begin at 8 am on Wednesday, July 26. Topics and speakers will include: Lessons from 35+ Years of Research at the

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Illinois Soybeans: What Diseases Will Prevail in Weird Weather?

Illinois Soybeans: What Diseases Will Prevail in Weird Weather?

👤By Stephanie Porter, West Central CCA Soy Envoy 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Weird spring—wet and cool early, followed by hot and dry. What diseases will prevail? In early planted soybeans many were worried about Pythium root rot, thanks to the cool, wet weather.  However, what root rot diseases can we expect in

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Illinois Grain: Closeup Look at Power and Equipment Costs on a Per Acre Basis

Illinois Grain: Closeup Look at Power and Equipment Costs on a Per Acre Basis

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 19, 2017

With tightening margins and lower crop prices, producers are looking for ways to cut costs. In this article, we will look at power and equipment costs components, how they vary by farm size and the impact on profitability. In 2004,

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