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 […]

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

🕔Jun 11, 2019
One 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, 2019
Despite 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, 2019

🕔May 7, 2019
With 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, 2019

🕔Apr 17, 2019
Along 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 […]

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