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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2016?

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2016?

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

In 2016, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $886 in the northern section, $870 in the central section for farmland with “high” soil ratings, $849 in the central section for farmland with

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Illinois Corn: Revenues Below $700 per Acre Possible in 2017

Illinois Corn: Revenues Below $700 per Acre Possible in 2017

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 19, 2017

For farmland having an expected corn yield of 190 bushels per acre, a reasonable expectation of 2017 gross revenue is $741 per acre. Obviously, revenue will vary from the $741 expectation depending on price and yield outcomes. In this article,

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Illinois: Agronomy Day, Savory, Aug. 17

Illinois: Agronomy Day, Savory, Aug. 17

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 17, 2017

The 60th annual Agronomy Day will be held at the University of Illinois on Thursday, Aug. 17. Equipment and crop varieties may have changed, but the goal of Agronomy Day has been consistent since its inception in 1957: to communicate

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Illinois Corn: Spring Nitrogen Management

Illinois Corn: Spring Nitrogen Management

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 14, 2017

Most corn producers have made plans on how to supply the 2017 Illinois corn crop with nitrogen. But with the stakes high, unusually early N application this past winter and early spring, the delay in fieldwork due to rainfall over

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Illinois Crop Insurance: Planting Dates and Prevented Planting Factors

Illinois Crop Insurance: Planting Dates and Prevented Planting Factors

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Reviewing planting dates in crop insurance products may be prudent as planting season approaches. This article provides a summary of earliest and final planting dates associated with the COMBO crop insurance product. The COMBO product includes farm-levels plans such as

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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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