Illinois Grain Farm Incomes in 2020 Jul 15, 2020

🕔Jul 15, 2020
We project net incomes for a typical Illinois grain farm in 2020. Before the onset of COVID-19, 2020 net incomes were expected to be low without a turnaround in exports, […]

Despite Pandemic, Livestock Shows Go On – DTN Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
 Concerns about COVID-19 led most states to cancel their fairs, but kids in some states will still receive an opportunity to show their livestock. The organizers of state fairs and […]

Illinois: Do Fungicides Help Hail Damaged Crops? Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
With recent hail in Illinois, the questions will start coming in as to the utility of foliar fungicides for  wounded plant tissues. Some people consider fungicides for hail-damaged crops because it is believed that […]

Illinois Corn: Start Scouting for Diseases Now! Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
Most of Illinois this season has been hot and dry, especially through central and northern portions of the state.  This has been good as far as limiting foliar diseases in our […]

Dicamba: Off-Target, Once Again – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
This summer, Iowa fields are seeing some of the most widespread injury symptoms, as three dicamba herbicides face legal uncertainty.

Farmer Commentary: Corn Belt Is Hot and Dry with Increasing Pests – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
With crop fields simmering in the early July heat, some farmers are missing those soggy days of spring. “Too much rain early on was the hold-up; now we NEED rain […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Hoping for Rain – Crops at Mid-Season Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
While the record will show that planting progress for both corn and soybean crops in Illinois was close to normal in 2020, heavy rainfall in May and again in early […]

Illinois: Weed Control in Wheat Stubble Fields Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
Wheat harvest marks the end of one cropping cycle and the beginning of a second.  In parts of central and southern Illinois, farmers frequently opt to plant double-crop soybean following […]

Illinois Grain Farms: How Did Prevented Planting Affect Income in 2019? Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
In 2019, many farmers in Illinois had prevented plant (PP) acres, acres that couldn’t be planted due to excessive moisture throughout the planting season. Previous analyses indicated that taking PP […]

Illinois Corn: Dealing with Bacterial Leaf Streak Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Recently there have been a flood of reports of Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) from areas within Iowa.  Not surprisingly reports of  BLS have started to come in from portions of Northern Illinois, an […]

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