Illinois Farmland: How Many Farmers Own Their Land vs. Renting? Jun 21, 2022

🕔Jun 21, 2022
Data from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Association provides insights into leasing arrangements in Illinois.  Table 1 contains data summarized from Illinois grain farms enrolled in FBFM. These […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Seeing Crops Through a Hot, Dry June Jun 20, 2022

🕔Jun 20, 2022
After a slow start, corn and soybean planting in Illinois proceeded at a normal pace in 2022. Rainfall in May was at 85 percent of normal statewide. While we remember […]

Illinois Soybeans: Residual Herbicides Applied Postemergence Jun 3, 2022

🕔Jun 3, 2022
Soil-residual herbicides are important components of integrated weed management programs. Reducing the number of weeds exposed to foliar-applied herbicides helps reduce the selection intensity for weeds resistant to foliar-applied herbicides. […]

Illinois: How Did 2022 Compare to Previous Gloomy Springs? Jun 2, 2022

🕔Jun 2, 2022
Strong and consistent flow of Pacific air masses brought frequent rain and persistently cool, overcast weather that harkened back to challenging springs like 2011 and 2019. But how does this […]

Corn: Do Poor Springs Followed by Positive Summers Explain Late Planting, Yield Puzzle? May 21, 2022

🕔May 21, 2022
In a recent farmdoc daily article, corn planting date results from agronomic field trials in Illinois were compared to state-level estimates of late planting impacts.  The field trials indicated that the […]

Illinois: Production from Double-Crop Soybean Rotations May 18, 2022

🕔May 18, 2022
For 2023, growing wheat followed by soybeans (wheat-double-crop-soybeans) currently is projected to be more profitable than growing either corn or soybeans, particularly in southern Illinois. Much of the higher projected […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Emerging Crops and Delayed PRE Herbicide Applications May 18, 2022

🕔May 18, 2022
Soil-residual herbicides are important components of integrated weed management programs. Labels of many single and multiple active ingredient products allow application before and after crop emergence, but other active ingredients […]

Illinois Grain Code: How Does Miller v. Department of Agriculture Impact Price Later Contracts? May 16, 2022

🕔May 16, 2022
In 2003, Illinois significantly revised its Grain Code to provide additional protection to famers in the event a state-licensed grain dealer or warehouse fails. A grain elevator that stores grain […]

Illinois Corn: Impact of Late Planting on the State Average Yield May 10, 2022

🕔May 10, 2022
A recent farmdoc daily article examined the impact of late planting on the U.S. average corn yield.  The regression estimates indicated a 10 percent increase in late planting leads to about […]

Illinois: On the Watch for Soil Crusting May 9, 2022

🕔May 9, 2022
Corn and soybean planting progress has been slow so far in Illinois, with 7 percent of the corn crop and 5 percent of the soybean crop planted by May 1. […]

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