Illinois Small Grains: 6 Tips for Planting in an Odd Field Season

🕔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, 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, 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 […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Seems Likely

🕔Sep 3, 2019The cooler temperatures and rains that have moved through the Northern part of Illinois the past 10-14 days have been favorable for the development of tar spot on corn.  Although […]

Illinois Corn: Maximizing Strip-Till Efficiency

🕔Aug 28, 2019Strip-till is a relatively common tillage practice on farmland that will be planted to corn in east-central Illinois, accounting for about 14% of the acres planted to corn in Precision […]

Webinar: ARC/PLC, 2019 Grain Farm Income, 2020 Cash Rent Update – Aug. 30

🕔Aug 27, 2019Farmers soon begin be able to make the commodity program choice between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Details and tools for the ARC/PLC decision will presented […]

Illinois Farm Real Estate Values – No Change in 2019

🕔Aug 19, 2019Each year the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the USDA releases estimated average farm real estate values by state.  The estimates are based on surveys of farmers from selected geographical […]

Illinois: 102 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

🕔Aug 16, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 102 Illinois counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive moisture, flooding and flash flooding that has occurred since Sept. […]

Illinois: Dicamba Injury – Complaints Skyrocket – Answers?

🕔Aug 6, 2019Approximately two weeks ago, only a few (11 reported as of July 16) dicamba-related complaints had been filed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), and some held aspirations that […]

Illinois Corn: Southern Rust Moving In – Scout Your Fields

🕔Jul 23, 2019Last week we started picking up Southern rust in the southern Illinois. Thusfar, reports indicate that disease severity is low. However, the recent hurricane remnant and warm forecasts may mean […]

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