Illinois: Creative Solutions Ensure Pesticide Applicators Can Go to Work Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
While many of us are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, some 37,000 licensed pesticide applicators are going to work, ensuring an abundant food supply and weed- and insect-free […]

Illinois: What Aid Can Farmers Expect from WHIP+? Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
Producers who experienced yield losses due to drought or excess moisture in 2019 may be eligible for disaster assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Revised 2019 ARC, PLC Payments from Lower MYA Prices Apr 20, 2020

🕔Apr 20, 2020
Recent declines in corn and soybean prices will result in lower marketing year average prices (MYA) prices, increasing the probability and potential size of 2019 Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and […]

Illinois Soybeans: 5 Steps for Managing Seed Quality Issues Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
The 2019 soybean harvest was problematic.  Wet weather delayed harvest in many parts of the state, and a hard early frost added additional insult to injury (pun intended).  Unfortunately, a wet finish […]

Illinois: A Review of Early-Season Weeds Apr 15, 2020

🕔Apr 15, 2020
Ample soil moisture and warming temperatures are promoting rapid growth and development of many early-season weed species. Most weeds currently growing in fields emerged last fall and successfully overwintered, but […]

Illinois: Corn And Soybean Seeding Decisions – When, How Deep, How Many? Apr 12, 2020

🕔Apr 12, 2020
March rainfall in Illinois ranged from normal to a couple of inches above normal, but the last week of March and first week of April have been relatively dry, and […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Budgets Revised with Lower Prices Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Illinois crop budgets for 2020 have been revised with lower corn and soybean prices: $3.30 for corn and $8.30 for soybeans. Given trend yields, these prices will result in negative […]

Illinois: Wheat Progress and Early Season Diseases Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Wheat in the southernmost part of Illinois is near Feekes growth stage (FGS) 7, while areas in the mid south are nearing FGS 5.  Wheat in the central part of […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Planting Considerations for 2020 Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
March rainfall in Illinois ranged from normal to a couple of inches above normal, but the last week of March and first week of April have been relatively dry, and […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Pythium- An Early Season Pain Apr 6, 2020

🕔Apr 6, 2020
There are many seedling diseases that affect corn and soybeans. These diseases can reduce root development, nutrient and water uptake, plant growth, and in severe cases, kill seedlings. One of the biggest issues […]

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