Illinois: Extension Requesting Farmers’ 2019 Yield Data Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019On October 17, 2019, the UI College ACES put out a news release that described an effort to gather yields from a lot of Illinois corn and soybean fields in 2019. We’re […]

Illinois: Soil Temps and Fall Ammonia Application Oct 28, 2019

🕔Oct 28, 2019According to NASS, Illinois producers harvested 36 percent of the corn crop and 52 percent of the soybean crop by October 20. That’s still behind the average pace of harvest, […]

Southwest Michigan: Corn Struggling to Mature Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The 2019 growing season has been a struggle for southwest Michigan corn producers. While the region has less prevented planting acres than most of Michigan, we have 42,900 acres of […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Fall Fertilizer Considerations in 2019 Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019The high number of prevented-planting fields in some areas, the late start to harvest, and the inability to apply P and K fertilizer as planned last fall or this past […]

Illinois: How Will Corn, Soybeans Yield In A Disjointed Year? Sep 6, 2019

🕔Sep 6, 2019After the worst start to a cropping season in decades, mid-season lack of rain in parts of Illinois, and season-long low crop ratings, it’s time to take a look at […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Are We Doing at Mid-Season? Jul 23, 2019

🕔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: Prevented Planting and Cover Crops – What’s Allowed, What’s Not? Jul 10, 2019

🕔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: Managing Prevented-Planting Fields Jun 18, 2019

🕔Jun 18, 2019With a lot of acres of corn and soybeans still unplanted as we move into the second half of June, prevented planting (PP) is unfortunately going to be a major […]

Illinois Corn: Rain, Late Planting, and Nitrogen Jun 11, 2019

🕔Jun 11, 2019One of the most pressing questions as planting continues into June after a very wet May is whether or not the high rainfall amounts over the past month have affected […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Very Late Planting – 11 Issues Facing Growers Jun 3, 2019

🕔Jun 3, 2019Despite the fact that the “active” weather pattern gave no signs of changing over the past month, few of us thought we’d see so little planting progress by now. But […]

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