Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Fertilizer Price Increases for 2021 Production Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Fertilizer prices have increased since fall 2020. These price increases lead to rising fertilizer costs for farms, with the timing of fertilizer purchases impacting the level of fertilizer costs associated […]

Illinois: Soybean Gall Midge – Learn to Identify This Potential Invader Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Farmers in several states to our west (particularly in eastern Nebraska) have been dealing with the soybean gall midge for several years. We have been fortunate to avoid this new […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: A Tough Week Ahead Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
In the week ending on April 18, planted acreage moved up in Illinois, from 5 to 12% for corn and from 2 to 5% for soybean. The forecast for cool […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Cool Temperature Concerns as Planting Takes Off Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Planting is off to a fast start in Illinois, with 5 percent of the corn crop and 3 percent of the soybean crop planted by April 11 (NASS). With the […]

Illinois Grain Farms: Impacts of Removal of Sales Tax Exemptions Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
Farmers do not pay Illinois’ 6.25% sales tax on exempt agriculture inputs.  We examine the impacts removing existing sales tax exemptions resulting in a 6.25% sales tax added to fertilizer, […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Planting-Time Considerations Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
March rainfall in Illinois has ranged from as much as an inch below normal in the northern third of the state, to close to normal in central Illinois, to as […]

Illinois Grain Farms: The Impact of Power and Equipment Costs Mar 22, 2021

🕔Mar 22, 2021
With tightening margins and greater amounts of uncertainty, producers are looking for ways to cut costs.  In this article, we will look at power and equipment costs components, how they […]

Illinois Webinar: Demonstration, Discussion of Cover Crop Simulation Tool – April 1 Mar 22, 2021

🕔Mar 22, 2021
A project team from ACES, NCSA and Purdue’s Agronomy Department have been developing a first-of-its-kind cover crop simulation and decision support tool for Illinois farmers with funding by the Illinois […]

Illinois Soybeans: Important Tillage Benchmarks Mar 17, 2021

🕔Mar 17, 2021
The costs of machinery ownership and labor are two important factors when considering tillage decisions. In an October farmdoc daily article, we examine tillage benchmarks for corn on Illinois farms in […]

Illinois Soybeans: Dicamba – Additional State-Specific Restrictions Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently announced additional restrictions for dicamba applications to soybean. In addition to the requirements of the federally-approved labels, all use on soybean of pesticides containing […]

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