Illinois: Extension Requesting Farmers’ 2019 Yield Data Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019On October 17, 2019, the UI College ACES put out a news release that described an effort to gather yields from a lot of Illinois corn and soybean fields in 2019. We’re […]

Illinois: Soil Temps and Fall Ammonia Application Oct 28, 2019

🕔Oct 28, 2019According to NASS, Illinois producers harvested 36 percent of the corn crop and 52 percent of the soybean crop by October 20. That’s still behind the average pace of harvest, […]

Dicamba: Illinois Department of Ag Announces 2020 Restrictions Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced additional label restrictions for the 2020 growing season for the herbicide dicamba.

University of Illinois Announces Center for Digital Agriculture Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the creation of the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA), a new center that brings together agricultural producers, researchers, and industries to innovate on the […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot – What Can We Expect for 2020? Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 20192019 was certainly a year we are all looking forward to wrapping up, and many are starting to do just that throughout the state.  Our lab started harvesting both beans […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Fall Fertilizer Considerations in 2019 Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019The high number of prevented-planting fields in some areas, the late start to harvest, and the inability to apply P and K fertilizer as planned last fall or this past […]

Illinois: Cash Rents Roughly Unchanged in 2019 Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019Cash rents in Illinois remained roughly the same in 2019 as in 2018, continuing a string of years with little changes in cash rents. In this article, average cash rents […]

Illinois Small Grains: 6 Tips for Planting in an Odd Field Season Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019Soon many producers will be starting to plant small grains.  Below is my “Top six” list of important things to consider when planting wheat and other small grains in the […]

Illinois Soybeans: Insects – What To Scout For During Pod Fill Sep 9, 2019

🕔Sep 9, 2019At this point in the season, most of our insect monitoring efforts are focused on soybean. There are several pests that can damage soybean during pod fill, and proper scouting […]

Illinois: How Will Corn, Soybeans Yield In A Disjointed Year? Sep 6, 2019

🕔Sep 6, 2019After the worst start to a cropping season in decades, mid-season lack of rain in parts of Illinois, and season-long low crop ratings, it’s time to take a look at […]

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