Illinois Corn: Dealing with Bacterial Leaf Streak Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Recently there have been a flood of reports of Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) from areas within Iowa.  Not surprisingly reports of  BLS have started to come in from portions of Northern Illinois, an […]

Illinois: Characteristics of Higher Profit Farms Over the Last 5 Years Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
Data from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) for 2015 through 2019 was used to analyze selected differences between the highest profit grain farms (high one-third) and the […]

Continuous Corn: 20 Year Study Highlights Negative Impacts on Soil Health Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
Soil microbes are living, working barometers of soil health. They are responsible for turning atmospheric nitrogen into forms plants can use, and for releasing nitrogen back into the air. Farm […]

Illinois Corn: Dealing with Nematodes – Thresholds and Sampling Jun 17, 2020

🕔Jun 17, 2020
Nematodes are roundworms that are extremely abundant in nature.  Nematodes can have many different lifestyles,  from feeding on bacteria, fungi, detritus, and other nematodes, to feeding on hosts such as humans, […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Making the Prevented Planting Decision Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Some Illinois corn acres are still unplanted due to wet weather. The final plant date for crop insurance has passed for extreme southern Illinois (May 28) and is rapidly approaching […]

Dicamba Cutoffs Coming Too Soon for Some Farmers – DTN May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
Between a Mother’s Day freeze and recent flooding, many soybean acres in the Midwest may need to be replanted in the weeks to come. Growers with dicamba-tolerant Xtend soybeans should […]

Illinois: How Has a Changing Climate Impacted Agriculture? May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
Global warming describes an observed increase in the global average temperature over the last 100 to 150 years. Illinois’ climate has changed over that time period in response to global […]

Illinois Corn: 5 Considerations for Tar Spot Management May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
It’s early in the season, but before we know it, corn will be chest high and we will be thinking about if in season management is needed.  Last year I […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Were Production Costs in 2019? May 18, 2020

🕔May 18, 2020
In 2019, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $878 in the northern section, $912 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Illinois: Getting Through a Late Frost with Corn and Soybeans May 18, 2020

🕔May 18, 2020
Temperatures over most of Illinois dropped to the upper 20s or low 30s on Saturday morning, May 9. This resulted in damage or even death to emerged and emerging corn […]

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