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

🕔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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

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 […]

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