Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Diseases Starting to Pick Up

🕔Jul 12, 2019Crops are finally starting to pick up growth throughout the state.  In parts of the south we have tasseling corn, while we will hit VT soon in some of the […]

Wheat: U.S. Prices Competitive with Corn for Domestic Feed Use

🕔Jul 12, 2019According to USDA’s June WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) report, U.S. feed wheat consumption will increase 64% in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 to 3.81 million metric tons (MMT), compared […]

USDA Extends Crops Reporting Deadline for 12 States – DTN

🕔Jul 11, 2019Farmers in 12 flood-ravaged states will have an extra week — until July 22 — to report spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency, according to a news release from […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Japanese Beetle Management Guidelines

🕔Jul 11, 2019Japanese beetles (Fig. 1) have been arriving throughout Illinois over the last couple of weeks, and are becoming pretty conspicuous in some areas. Our crops are well behind their usual […]

Illinois: Prevented Planting and Cover Crops – What’s Allowed, What’s Not?

🕔Jul 10, 2019There have been a number of developments since my June 17 article on managing prevented-planting (PP) fields. A major change was the granting of permission to harvest cover crops planted […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Late-Season Herbicide Applications

🕔Jul 10, 2019Nearly all herbicide labels (soil-applied or postemergence) have rotational crop intervals that specify the amount of time that must elapse between herbicide application and planting a rotational crop.  This becomes […]

Corn Market Basis Keeps on Climbing – DTN

🕔Jul 10, 2019Fireworks came early for the corn basis. The national average basis started to climb above the five-year average beginning in March. By the end of May, the basis was beginning […]

Northern Illinois Crop, Prevented-Planting Budgets for July

🕔Jul 3, 2019Overall, projections suggest low returns for corn, soybeans, and prevent-plant acres in Northern Illinois, an area that has been hard hit with wet weather, delayed planting, and prevent planting. Corn […]

Illinois Corn: Early Common Rust – Is It a Concern?

🕔Jul 1, 2019Over the past week there has not been much activity as far as corn disease is concerned.  The only exception has been the detection of very light common rust infections on some […]

Northwestern Illinois Agronomy Field Day, Monmouth, July 17

🕔Jun 28, 2019The Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center will host a Field Day on Wednesday, July 17. Join University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences faculty, researchers, students, and Extension […]

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