Illinois: How Will Late Planting Affect Crop Diseases?

🕔May 16, 2019Most Illinois producers are behind in getting corn and soybeans into the ground this year as a result of persistent rains and cool temperatures.  Some people are wondering what this might mean […]

Illinois Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Remains Elevated

🕔May 13, 2019Persistent humid weather and rains over the last 14 days has significantly elevated the risk of Fusarium head blight (FHB)in the south central portion of Illinois.  Symptoms of FHB will start to […]

Illinois: Dicamba – June 30 Cut-Off Date Supported Despite Weather Delays – DTN

🕔May 9, 2019The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association has issued a statement on dicamba stewardship supporting June 30 as a cutoff date for application in that state.

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Management Considerations When Planting Is Delayed

🕔May 7, 2019With only 9% of the Illinois corn crop planted by April 28 and with 3 to 5 inches of rain this past week in the northern half of the state, […]

Illinois: Dicamba – Considerations for Application Restrictions

🕔May 7, 2019On March 1, 2019 the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced it will require Special Local Needs labels (referred to as 24(c) labels) during the 2019 growing season for the […]

Corn: Excessive Rain as Damaging to Yields as Extreme Heat, Drought

🕔May 3, 2019Recent flooding in the Midwest has brought attention to the complex agricultural problems associated with too much rain. Data from the past three decades suggest that excessive rainfall can affect […]

Illinois Wheat: Time to Prepare for Fusarium Head Blight

🕔May 3, 2019Wheat in the southern part of Illinois is approaching heading or just headed, which means that flowering will start within 4-5 days, depending on temperature (heads produce small yellow anthers) […]

Illinois: Number of Farms, Farmland Acreage Changes – 2012-2017

🕔Apr 29, 2019The Census of Agriculture is a national account of all U.S. farms, ranches, and operators. The Census is conducted every five years and provides valuable information on land use and […]

Illinois Ag Industry: Impacts from the Chinese Trade Conflict

🕔Apr 26, 2019Soybeans and other U.S. agricultural products have been a prime target for retaliatory tariffs throughout the ongoing trade conflict. As examined in Part I of this two-part series, implementation of […]

Illinois: One Last Look at 2019 Crop Budgets Before Planting

🕔Apr 24, 2019Hopefully, planting proceeds quickly as weather forecasts suggest drying weather this week. Using up-to-date prices, we take one more look at 2019 corn and soybean budgets before planting commences. Not […]

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