Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Are We Doing at Mid-Season?

🕔Jul 23, 2019The 2019 Illinois corn crop reached 50% planted during the first week of June, more than a month later than the average of the past five years. The soybean crop […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Found in Indiana – Don’t Panic

🕔Jul 16, 2019Last week colleagues in Indiana reported tar spot presence in some of their research plots located in North West IN.  They found an extremely low number of stroma (less than […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Diseases Starting to Pick Up

🕔Jul 12, 2019Crops are finally starting to pick up growth throughout the state.  In parts of the south we have tasseling corn, while we will hit VT soon in some of the […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Japanese Beetle Management Guidelines

🕔Jul 11, 2019Japanese beetles (Fig. 1) have been arriving throughout Illinois over the last couple of weeks, and are becoming pretty conspicuous in some areas. Our crops are well behind their usual […]

Illinois: Prevented Planting and Cover Crops – What’s Allowed, What’s Not?

🕔Jul 10, 2019There have been a number of developments since my June 17 article on managing prevented-planting (PP) fields. A major change was the granting of permission to harvest cover crops planted […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Late-Season Herbicide Applications

🕔Jul 10, 2019Nearly all herbicide labels (soil-applied or postemergence) have rotational crop intervals that specify the amount of time that must elapse between herbicide application and planting a rotational crop.  This becomes […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July

🕔Jul 3, 2019Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

Illinois Corn: Early Common Rust – Is It a Concern?

🕔Jul 1, 2019Over the past week there has not been much activity as far as corn disease is concerned.  The only exception has been the detection of very light common rust infections on some […]

Northwestern Illinois Agronomy Field Day, Monmouth, July 17

🕔Jun 28, 2019The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center will host a Field Day on Wednesday, July 17. Join University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences faculty, researchers, students, and Extension […]

Illinois Corn: Calculating Fungicide Net Returns

🕔Jun 27, 2019Corn producers in parts of the state are nearing the point in time where they are thinking about fungicide applications to their fields. In a recent post on my blog I discussed […]

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