Farm Business: 7 Financial, Risk Management Suggestions for 2019

🕔Nov 14, 2018With planning for next year’s crop underway, this article makes suggestions related to financial and risk management for grain farms.  Projections for extremely low income in 2019 set the overall […]

Illinois Soybeans: Stem Zone Lines Do Not Indicate Charcoal Rot

🕔Nov 12, 2018Charcoal rot is a disease that we see in years where soybeans are stressed for a significant portion of the season due to drought.  If you look at older references and […]

Illinois Soybeans: Too Wet to Sample for SCN? Spring Is Still an Option.

🕔Nov 9, 2018Soybean Cyst Nematode is an extremely important, yield limiting pathogen of soybeans in Illinois, reducing yields an average of 1-3% across the state.  As I have written in earlier posts, sampling […]

Ohio, Illinois: Fleshing Out The New Dicamba Label

🕔Nov 7, 2018Ohio, Indiana and Illinois are heavily infested with weeds resistant to glyphosate to a wide range of standard herbicides. How will the new dicamba label fit into your 2019 herbicide […]

Illinois: Crop Insurance – Soybean Harvest Prices Lowest Since 2006

🕔Nov 7, 2018The 2018 harvest prices used to determine revenue on crop insurance products are $3.68 per bushel for corn and $8.60 per bushel for soybeans. While both the corn and soybean […]

Illinois Weather: Bone-Chilling Changes in October

🕔Nov 6, 2018Illinois’ weather in October was a mixed bag of conditions with temperatures in the 90s, the first fall frost, the first snow of the season and widespread heavy rains, according to […]

U.S. Soybeans: Containerized Shipping Could Reach New Markets

🕔Nov 5, 2018The anticipated bumper harvest of U.S. soybeans this fall amid a trade dispute with China presents an opportunity for growers to reach new international markets with containerized shipping. Farmers this […]

Illinois Soybeans: Late Season Stem Discoloration – What Caused It?

🕔Nov 2, 2018The harvest in 2018 has been marred by frequent rains that resulted in soybeans in portions of the state being left out longer than desired.  As expected, more attention to […]

Illinois: What Could Change the 2019 Corn, Soy Return Outlook?

🕔Oct 31, 2018The outlook for 2019 corn and soybean returns is lower than returns in recent years. However, higher returns are possible under other economic and agronomic situations than those used to […]

Illinois: Fall Fertilization – Be Aware of Costs While Covering Nutrient Basics

🕔Oct 30, 2018With harvest winding down in most of Illinois after another year with high to very high yields, it’s time to review some basics of fall fertilization. Neither fertilizer nor grain […]

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