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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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Illinois Corn and Soybeans: Shifting Acres Vary by Farm Size and Region

Illinois Corn and Soybeans: Shifting Acres Vary by Farm Size and Region

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, and Dale Lattz, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Illinois farmers have been planting more soybeans since 2013. This increase in soybeans comes after an increase in corn acres beginning in 2006 and ending in 2012. Corn and soybean acre shifts have not been the same across all Illinois

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Illinois Weeds: New Seed Tests for Palmer Amaranth Identification

Illinois Weeds: New Seed Tests for Palmer Amaranth Identification

👤By Diane Plewa and Suzanne Bissonnette, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Are you having trouble with Palmer amaranth? We have something new for you. NEW Palmer ID test available this year: We spent a long winter optimizing a new assay in collaboration with Dr. Pat Tranel’s lab to aide in Palmer

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Illinois Corn: 5 Considerations for Sidedressing Nitrogen

Illinois Corn: 5 Considerations for Sidedressing Nitrogen

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 12, 2017

The weather has turned from cool and wet to warm and dry, with thoughts now turning to when it might rain next. The US Drought Monitor shows no drought in the Corn Belt, and water use is still low, but

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Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

👤By Kelly Estes and Kaela Miller, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting close, reports of armyworm in corn seem to be taking

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Illinois: What to Do If You Suspect Herbicide Drift

Illinois: What to Do If You Suspect Herbicide Drift

👤By Aaron Hager and Michelle Wiesbrook, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Each year, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) receives approximately 120 pesticide misuse complaints, of which 60% are pesticide drift complaints.  Neighborly discussions before pesticides are applied are important so applicators understand if sensitive plants are growing near the application

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Illinois: What Makes a Higher Revenue Farm? Comparing Costs and Returns

Illinois: What Makes a Higher Revenue Farm? Comparing Costs and Returns

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, and Dale Lattz, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 7, 2017

Differences in returns and costs are compared for farms of higher than average profitability to average profitability farms. This analysis was conducted in McLean County, Illinois for farms having high-productivity farmland. Farms with higher profitability tended to have lower costs,

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Illinois Weather: May Was Cool and Rainy

Illinois Weather: May Was Cool and Rainy

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Jun 2, 2017

The statewide average temperature for May was 61.9 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I. A few locations

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