Corn: Tar Spot – Things to Keep in Mind Ahead of Planting – Podcast

🕔Apr 3, 2019University of Illinois Extension Plant Pathologist Nathan Kleczewski recently conducted an interview through the Illinois Extension news service regarding pre-season management and preparation for tar spot in 2019. Some quick […]

Illinois: Waterhemp Resistance to Group 15 Herbicides

🕔Mar 27, 2019The continual evolution of weed species and populations resistant to herbicides from one or more site-of-action groups represents one of the most daunting challenges facing weed management practitioners.

Illinois Corn: 4 Considerations for Nitrogen Management

🕔Mar 27, 2019The fall of 2018 and so far in 2019, there have been limited opportunities to apply nitrogen fertilizer. Average rainfall through the first 25 days of March ranged from a […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Reducing Tillage Saves Money

🕔Mar 27, 2019There is great diversity in number and type of tillage operations used to grow corn and soybean in east-central Illinois. As 2019 appears to be a low-income year, reducing tillage […]

Illinois Soybeans: Early Decisions Influence Final Yields – 5 Key Points

🕔Mar 22, 2019#1. Variety Selection and Maturity Most people have already selected varieties for 2019. There are a lot of good varieties and a lot of information available on their performance. The […]

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 […]

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