Illinois Corn, Soybeans: What Do We Know About Planting Dates and Yield from Field Trials? Apr 20, 2022

🕔Apr 20, 2022
The impact of planting date on projections of corn and soybean yield is always an important issue at this time of year.  The weekly Crop Progress report from the USDA indicates […]

Illinois Corn: Spring Nitrogen Management Mar 30, 2022

🕔Mar 30, 2022
High fertilizer nitrogen prices are providing an incentive to manage N this spring with as much efficiency as possible. We’ll consider here some ways to work towards that. Nitrogen rate […]

Corn: 4 Tips to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency – DTN Feb 14, 2022

🕔Feb 14, 2022
Farmers are urged to consider nitrogen-use efficiency, revenue potential and the environment when making nitrogen application decisions for the 2022 corn crop. Tips to get the most out of every […]

Illinois: Fall Field Work Following a Wet October Nov 8, 2021

🕔Nov 8, 2021
As of October 31, 81% of the 2021 Illinois corn crop and 75% of the soybean crop had been harvested. That’s close to the 5-year average for corn, but 11 […]

Illinois: 3 Considerations as Harvest Resumes Oct 21, 2021

🕔Oct 21, 2021
After an early start to fall harvest in 2021, widespread rainfall over most of Illinois in the second week of October slowed harvest progress; by October 17, 62% of the […]

Illinois Corn: Fall Fertilizer Decisions for 2021 Oct 7, 2021

🕔Oct 7, 2021
With warm and dry weather prevailing over the past month, harvest of the corn and soybean crops has proceeded at a brisk pace in Illinois. By October 1, 41% of […]

Corn, Soybeans: Managing Crops After a Lot of Mid-Season Rain Jul 27, 2021

🕔Jul 27, 2021
In an article posted last week I described the effects of rainfall and standing water on corn plants, especially corn roots, and what this might mean for corn crop prospects. Here, we’ll […]

Illinois Corn: Adjusting Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates to Price Changes Apr 29, 2021

🕔Apr 29, 2021
Corn planting progress continues, with 23% of the Illinois crop planted by April 25, and planting continues with some rain delays the last week of April. The warm temperatures that […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: A Tough Week Ahead Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
In the week ending on April 18, planted acreage moved up in Illinois, from 5 to 12% for corn and from 2 to 5% for soybean. The forecast for cool […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Cool Temperature Concerns as Planting Takes Off Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Planting is off to a fast start in Illinois, with 5 percent of the corn crop and 3 percent of the soybean crop planted by April 11 (NASS). With the […]

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