Illinois Corn: Nitrogen Management Considerations for 2020 Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
As was the case a year ago, there have been limited opportunities to apply nitrogen fertilizer since last fall. Rainfall in Illinois through the first three weeks of March has […]

Illinois: Digging Into Net-Share Land Rent Returns – Multi-Year Comparisons Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Over time, more farmland leases in Illinois have been shifting from traditional crop share leases to cash leases.  In addition, there has been some increase in flexible or variable rent […]

Illinois: Managing Corn Rootworm – Outlook for 2020 Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
Corn rootworm remains the greatest insect pest threat to corn in Illinois, despite low populations in recent years compared with historical averages. Resistance to Bt traits and crop rotation throughout […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Profitability and Acreage Shifts Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
At its recent Agricultural Outlook Forum, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released estimates of 2020 planted acres in the United States, with both corn and soybean acres increasing from 2019 […]

Illinois: Abundant Weed Management Challenges Taking Shape Feb 29, 2020

🕔Feb 29, 2020
The stage is set for dense stands of winter annual weeds this spring. Conditions were right last season for abundant weed seed production, plus the relatively mild winter favored heavy […]

Indiana: 9 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods Feb 27, 2020

🕔Feb 27, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by three separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Missouri: 13 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods Feb 27, 2020

🕔Feb 27, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 13 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Midwest Soybeans: Improving Resistance to SCN – DTN Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
Imagine a soybean trait that could save many Midwest soybean growers up to $200 per acre — in the very first year it was planted. Greg Tylka has a surprise […]

Illinois: Residual Weed Management Challenges in 2020 Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
No sooner have many unpleasant memories of the 2019 growing season begun to fade than we find ourselves looking ahead to contemplating potential residual weed management challenges in 2020.

Hemp: USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. A pilot hemp insurance program through Multi-Peril Crop Insurance […]

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