Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2020 Crop Budgets Revised Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
Budgets for 2020 have been revised and are now available on farmdoc. Revised budgets use a corn price of $3.90 per bushel and soybean price of $9.10 per bushel, both […]

Illinois: Yield, Harvest Acreage Down in All Categories Jan 15, 2020

🕔Jan 15, 2020
Illinois farmers faced incredible weather related challenges in 2019, which negatively affected production, according to a report from the USDA NASS, Heartland Regional Field Office. Corn: Planted area, at 10.5 […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule – Lawsuit Challenges 1986 Reversion – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Fourteen states, the city of New York and the District of Columbia have asked a federal court to vacate the latest EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers action on […]

Illinois: 2020 Farm Income Projections Not Exactly Rosy Jan 2, 2020

🕔Jan 2, 2020
Editor’s Note: This is a presentation summary from the 2019 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 16-20, 2019. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Pathogen Can Survive Winter Weather Dec 30, 2019

🕔Dec 30, 2019
As we learn more about tar spot on corn, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, we can better understand how the disease works.  The more we understand the disease, the better our […]

Illinois: Soybean Cyst Nematode HG Types Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most consistent and significant yield-robbing pest/pathogen affecting soybeans in Illinois, and is estimated to be in over 85% of the fields in the state […]

Illinois: Nutrient Movement Off Frozen, Snow-Covered Soil Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
Snow has now fallen throughout much of Illinois, and temperatures have dropped going into the last weeks in 2019. With the recent Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy biennial report highlighting […]

Illinois: Large Farms Continue Getting Larger Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
Agricultural census data allows tracking of acres operated by farms of different sizes. We use this data to track grain farm concentration over time. Acres operated by farms with over […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Pathogen Can Survive Winter Temps Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
As we learn more about tar spot on corn, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, we can better understand how the disease works.  The more we understand the disease, the better our […]

Illinois Corn: Southern Rust – All You Need to Know Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
Southern rust is caused by the obligate fungal pathogen Puccinia polysora. Puccinia polysora produces fuzzy, raised structures called pustules on leaves and stalks of corn. Pustules contain thousands of small […]

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