Illinois Wheat: Tips for Optimal Use of FHB Risk Tool

🕔May 10, 2018One of the hallmarks of the United States Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative was the development of the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction tool (or FHB Risk Tool).  This tool represents over […]

Crop Insurance: Overwhelming Use of Harvest Price Option – Example, Illinois

🕔May 9, 2018Over time, farmers have migrated to revenue crop insurance products with the harvest price option (HPO). Today, products with HPO are used on over 90% of the insured acres in […]

Illinois Wheat: Minimal Disease Presence So Far

🕔May 7, 2018This past week we spent a few days surveying wheat fields throughout the state in order to see how the crop is progressing as well as better understand what disease related issues […]

Illinois: Weed Science Field Research Tour, June 27, Champaign

🕔May 4, 2018The 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 27 at […]

Illinois Soybeans: When Scouting, Look Deeper Than the Foliage

🕔May 3, 2018Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is a disease of concern for soybean producers in Illinois and the surrounding region.  The disease is caused by a soilborne fungus (Fusarium vilguliforme) that persists season […]

Illinois: Farm Group Partners with Agrible Tracking 4R Nutrient Management

🕔Apr 25, 2018Documenting 4R nutrient application practices for environmental and regulatory purposes is about to get much easier for agricultural retailers in Illinois. The program is being developed by a partnership between […]

Illinois: Black Cutworm Moth Flight Beginning

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soil temperatures and field activity are increasing along with moth migration from the south. Insect traps (figure 1) are out around the state and we’ve been capturing both true armyworm […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Costs of Production in 2017

🕔Apr 23, 2018In 2017, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $876 in the northern section, $868 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 5 Tips for Slug Management

🕔Apr 20, 2018Slugs can be a difficult pest to manage when conditions are favorable for them, which has been the case often (particularly in southern Illinois) over the last couple of years. […]

Illinois Wheat: 2018 Fungicide Efficacy Table Available

🕔Apr 20, 2018Each year our national wheat disease working group (NCERA-184) works collaboratively to update the wheat fungicide efficacy table.  We utilize data from our field trials to generate overall fungicide efficacy […]

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