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 […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Planting-Time Considerations Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
March rainfall in Illinois has ranged from as much as an inch below normal in the northern third of the state, to close to normal in central Illinois, to as […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Hoping for Rain – Crops at Mid-Season Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
While the record will show that planting progress for both corn and soybean crops in Illinois was close to normal in 2020, heavy rainfall in May and again in early […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Considerations for Replanting May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
Both corn and soybean planting progressed at about normal speed into May, with 56 percent of the Illinois corn crop and 31 percent of the Illinois soybean crop planted by […]

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