Illinois: Nutrient Movement Off Frozen, Snow-Covered Soil Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
Snow has now fallen throughout much of Illinois, and temperatures have dropped going into the last weeks in 2019. With the recent Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy biennial report highlighting […]

Illinois Corn: Wet Grain and Delayed Harvest Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019
According to NASS, 20 percent—or some 2 million acres—of the 2019 Illinois corn crop was still in the field on November 17. Following unprecedented delays in planting, the warm weather […]

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

🕔Nov 4, 2019
On 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, 2019
According 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, 2019
The 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, 2019
The 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, 2019
After 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, 2019
The 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, 2019
There 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, 2019
With 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 […]

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