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Illinois: Soil Temperatures Rising Across the State

Illinois: Soil Temperatures Rising Across the State

👤From University of Illinois 🕔May 19, 2017

After a cool beginning of the month, soil temperatures are rising throughout the state in mid-May, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute

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Illinois Corn: How Much Nitrogen Is Gone?

Illinois Corn: How Much Nitrogen Is Gone?

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔May 19, 2017

The heavy rains of late April and early May have paused and the weather has warmed enough to allow corn and soybean planting (or replanting) to resume in Illinois, except in the low spots in some places. With a lot

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Corn Belt: Rain Slowed Field Work but Forecast Looks Promising – DTN

Corn Belt: Rain Slowed Field Work but Forecast Looks Promising – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 12, 2017

The Corn Belt is in watch-and-wait mode. Growers from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri told DTN they were parking their planters and sprayers for a few days longer, after flooding and cold weather dominated the first half of the month.

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Illinois Corn: Corn Replanting and Herbicide Considerations

Illinois Corn: Corn Replanting and Herbicide Considerations

👤By Aaron Hager, University of Illinois 🕔May 10, 2017

Following the recent and excessive precipitation, some corn replanting likely will occur when soil conditions are conducive.  We hope that replanting occurs only in small areas of a given field, but in some situations entire fields may have to be

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Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Will Late Planting Cause and Acreage Shift?

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Will Late Planting Cause and Acreage Shift?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois, farmdocDaily 🕔May 10, 2017

Recent wet, cool weather has raised concerns about delays in planting, which could then lead to a switch in planting from corn to soybeans. From an economics standpoint, the decision to switch to soybeans likely will be dictated by how

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Illinois Soybeans: Bean Leaf Beetles Come Around Early… Then Come Around Again

Illinois Soybeans: Bean Leaf Beetles Come Around Early… Then Come Around Again

👤By Kevin Nelson, North Central CCA Soy Envoy 🕔May 9, 2017

Bean leaf beetles are usually the first insect pest to attack soybeans early and come around later for another bite as well. Bean leaf beetle is a pest that attacks the soybean throughout the growing season. It is important to

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Flooding in 4 States: Crop Losses Estimated at $64.5Mln; High Water Stalls Barges – DTN

Flooding in 4 States: Crop Losses Estimated at $64.5Mln; High Water Stalls Barges – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔May 9, 2017

Severe flooding in the central portion of the U.S. has devastated river towns and farmland in its path and has caused over a dozen deaths. The flooding also resulted in closing a portion of the Mississippi River south of St.

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Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporters 🕔May 9, 2017

USDA downgraded the winter wheat condition only marginally in its weekly Crop Progress and Conditions report, despite reports of widespread damage from the Plains. Continued wet and cool weather in parts of the Corn Belt continued to hamper fieldwork, and

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Poor Planting Conditions with Cool, Wet Soils

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Poor Planting Conditions with Cool, Wet Soils

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔May 9, 2017

Very little corn or soybean planting took place in Illinois over the past week, and while planting progress is not far behind average for the end of the first week of May, crop development is starting to lag as temperatures

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Illinois: Weed Science Field Research Tour, Champaign, May 28

Illinois: Weed Science Field Research Tour, Champaign, May 28

👤By Aaron Hager, University of Illinois 🕔May 8, 2017

The weed science program at the University of Illinois invites all weed management practitioners to our annual weed science field tour, which will be held on Wednesday, June 28 at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center (a.k.a. South Farm),

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