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 Corn: Variable vs. Uniform Seeding Rates

🕔Apr 17, 2019Along with colleagues from Ohio State University, we took a look recently at data from a lot of corn plant population trials in both Ohio and Illinois to see if […]

Ohio Corn: Assessing the Value of Variable Seeding Rates

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🕔Apr 16, 2019Finding the best seeding rate is important for efficient corn production, but the “optimum” seeding rate – the one that maximizes profitability – can vary within and among fields with […]

Illinois Soybeans: Another Look at Planting Dates

🕔Apr 15, 2019As we wait for things to dry out so planting can begin in Illinois, I’ll provide an update on soybean planting date, including addition of some recent data and more […]

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 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 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 […]

Ohio Corn: Variable Rate Seeding Considerations

🕔Nov 6, 2018As producers are planning their seed needs for next year, it is important to think about acreage, hybrids, and seeding rates. Finding the best corn seeding rate is important for […]

Illinois: Fall Fertilization – Be Aware of Costs While Covering Nutrient Basics

🕔Oct 30, 2018With harvest winding down in most of Illinois after another year with high to very high yields, it’s time to review some basics of fall fertilization. Neither fertilizer nor grain […]

Illinois Corn and Soybeans – Will the August 1 Crop Yield Predictions Hold Up?

🕔Sep 7, 2018Illinois corn and soybean yields in 2018 were predicted in the August 1 NASS report (released on August 10) to be 205 and 65 bushels per acre, respectively, both an […]

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