Illinois Corn: Should You Lower Nitrogen Application Rates?

🕔Mar 21, 2019Spring field operations will soon begin, and nitrogen applications on corn will commence.  More nitrogen will be applied this spring than is typical because wet weather limited fall applications. University-recommended […]

Illinois: Bitter Cold Jan. Likely Won’t Reduce Crop Pests

🕔Mar 15, 2019Despite record cold air temperatures, soil temperatures averaged slightly warmer than normal in Illinois this winter. Consequently, the arctic conditions are expected to have little effect on overwintering field crop […]

Illinois Soybeans: 4 Considerations for Planting in 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019Average Illinois soybean yield first exceeded 50 bushels per acre in 2004, when it was 50.5 bushels. It was 51.5 bushels in 2010, and 50 bushels in 2013. Over the […]

Illinois: 2019 Crop Insurance Guarantees

🕔Mar 6, 2019The 2019 projected prices for setting crop insurance guarantees in Midwest states are $4.00 per bushel for corn and $9.54 per bushel for soybeans.  In this article, revenue guarantees are […]

Illinois Soybeans: Dicamba – 5 State Specific Restrictions

🕔Mar 4, 2019The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today it will require Special Local Needs labels, including new restrictions, for the use of the herbicide dicamba on soybeans in Illinois for […]

Illinois Crop Returns: How Will Corn Fare vs. Soybeans in 2019?

🕔Feb 20, 2019Attention is beginning to focus on planting decisions of farmers in 2019, with some speculation that acres will shift from soybeans to corn.  Even given declines in expected soybean prices, […]

Illinois: Do Farm Family Living Costs Differ by Region?

🕔Feb 18, 2019We know that the cost of living differs among cities throughout Illinois.  Do farm families also have different costs of living based on what part of Illinois they live in?  […]

Waterhemp Scores Again – Resistance Found to Herbicide Group – DTN

🕔Feb 11, 2019S-Metolachlor Is The Active Ingredient Commonly Sold By Syngenta Under The Trade Name Dual Magnum. It Is Also Found As A Component In Many Popular Herbicide Premixes.

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens?

🕔Feb 11, 2019Many in the Illinois agricultural community are wondering what effects the recent extreme cold might have on pests and pathogens. While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could […]

Illinois Soybeans: How Can You Make Up for Poor Seed Quality?

🕔Feb 8, 2019This year many in the Illinois agricultural community have had questions and concerns regarding soybean seed quality.  If you recall, many areas in Illinois suffered from persistent late season rains which delayed […]

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