Ohio Corn: Estimating Yields at Early Stages of Kernel Development Jul 31, 2018

    🕔Jul 31, 2018
    Corn growers often want to estimate grain yields prior to harvest in order to help with marketing and harvest plans. Two procedures that are widely used for estimating corn grain […]

    Illinois Soybeans: Is the 2018 Crop as Good as It Looks? Jul 25, 2018

    🕔Jul 25, 2018
    If the appearance of the soybean crop going into late July predicts how it will yield, the 2018 crop in Illinois is going to be a high-yielding one. The crop […]

    Illinois Corn: How Is Our Crop Doing at the Start of July? Jul 6, 2018

    🕔Jul 6, 2018
    The crop progress report from NASS showed that on July 1, 40 percent of the Illinois corn crop was silking, the crop rating was 85 percent good + excellent (G […]

    Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Conditions, Potential in Mid-June Jun 15, 2018

    🕔Jun 15, 2018
    Warm temperatures continue in Illinois, with growing degree day (GDD) accumulations since May 1 running from 150 above average in northern Illinois to about 250 GDD above average in the […]

    Illinois Corn: A Fast Start for the 2018 Crop May 21, 2018

    🕔May 21, 2018
    We worried our way through the cool month of April, with 32 percent of corn and only 7 percent of soybean acres planted by April 29, and nothing emerged. During […]

    Illinois Corn Planting: Positive Signs after a Slow Start Apr 20, 2018

    🕔Apr 20, 2018
    Parts of Illinois received some precipitation for the third Sunday in a row (starting with Easter) on April 15, and in a few places, also for the third Sunday in […]

    Illinois Soybeans: 6 Early-Season Management Considerations Apr 12, 2018

    🕔Apr 12, 2018
    If the old saying that rain on Easter means that it will rain on the next seven Sundays applies to snow, we’re in trouble – it snowed across a wide […]

    Illinois Corn: N Rate Calculator Updated Apr 12, 2018

    🕔Apr 12, 2018
    Last month (March 2018) we used data from 2017 N rate response trials to update the N rate calculator that provides best-estimate N rate guidelines for different regions and previous crops (corn […]

    Illinois: One More Call for Soybean Production Information Jan 15, 2018

    🕔Jan 15, 2018
    A number of times over the past 30 months I’ve asked Illinois soybean producers for help in gathering field-level information on soybean fields to feed into a study, led by the […]

    Illinois: Corn, Soybean Harvest Considerations Sep 20, 2017

    🕔Sep 20, 2017
    The USDA’s September predictions for Illinois corn and soybean yield are 189 and 58 bushels per acre, respectively. According to University of Illinois agronomist Emerson Nafziger, these are good yields […]


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