Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Big Year for Japanese Beetles

🕔Jul 20, 2018It is proving to be a big year for Japanese beetles in Illinois, and while populations should be starting to decline in much of the state, there is still a […]

Illinois Corn: Time to Scout for Southern Rust

🕔Jul 20, 2018This week there has been a slight uptick in the amount of foliar disease reports in corn, likely as many people are actively scouting prior to making a fungicide application decision.  The most common […]

Illinois: Palmer Amaranth Can Take Your Corn, Soy Yields to Zero

🕔Jul 19, 2018Palmer amaranth has garnered much attention recently in both academic discussions and popular press releases, and with good reason. Palmer amaranth is one of the fastest growing weeds and is […]

Illinois Soybeans: Will Crop Insurance Payments Offset Low Prices in 2018?

🕔Jul 18, 2018Trade disputes have roiled commodity markets and created substantial uncertainty about the impact on agricultural exports, especially to China. China’s response to the Administration’s proposed tariffs included tariffs on U.S. […]

Illinois: Agronomy Field Day, Ewing, July 26

🕔Jul 13, 2018The University of Illinois Extension will host the Ewing Demonstration Center Agronomy Field Day on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9 a.m.  Every growing season presents challenges to production, and […]

Illinois: Grain Farm Income Projections After Recent Price Declines

🕔Jul 11, 2018In recent weeks, cash corn prices have declined by $.50 per bushel and soybean prices by $1.80 per bushel, resulting in much lower 2018 income expectations.  Crop revenue and returns […]

Illinois: Agronomy Day, Savoy, Aug. 16

🕔Jul 11, 2018Ever wondered how you could use drones to make life easier on the farm? Need new and effective management strategies for western corn rootworm, soybean diseases, or herbicide-resistant weeds? Plan […]

Illinois: Crop Sciences Field Day, Monmouth, July 18

🕔Jul 9, 2018The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center near Monmouth has scheduled a field day for July 18. University of Illinois crop sciences faculty, researchers, students, and Extension specialists will […]

Illinois Corn: How Is Our Crop Doing at the Start of July?

🕔Jul 6, 2018The 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: Crop Sciences Field Day, Monmouth, July 18

🕔Jun 29, 2018The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center near Monmouth has scheduled a field day for July 18. University of Illinois crop sciences faculty, researchers, students, and Extension specialists will […]

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