Illinois Soybeans: Important Tillage Benchmarks Mar 17, 2021

🕔Mar 17, 2021
The costs of machinery ownership and labor are two important factors when considering tillage decisions. In an October farmdoc daily article, we examine tillage benchmarks for corn on Illinois farms in […]

Illinois Corn: Cutting Fertilizer Rates to Save Costs Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
Many farmers could experience greater financial returns by reducing fertilizer rates.  Many farmers apply nitrogen at rates above those recommended by land grant university research.  Moreover, in 2017, UIUC university […]

Corn: New Method Measures Productivity in Real Time Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
University of Illinois scientists, with help from members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, have developed a new, scalable method for estimating crop productivity in real time. The research, published […]

Illinois: N Applications – How Does Timing Affect Cost, Returns? Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019
Overall returns on Illinois grain farms are projected to be much lower in 2019 than recent years, resulting in more consumer about managing input costs. Fertilizer, seed, and pesticide costs […]

Illinois Corn: Maximizing Strip-Till Efficiency Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019
Strip-till is a relatively common tillage practice on farmland that will be planted to corn in east-central Illinois, accounting for about 14% of the acres planted to corn in Precision […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Reducing Tillage Saves Money Mar 27, 2019

🕔Mar 27, 2019
There is great diversity in number and type of tillage operations used to grow corn and soybean in east-central Illinois. As 2019 appears to be a low-income year, reducing tillage […]

Illinois Corn: Should You Lower Nitrogen Application Rates? Mar 21, 2019

🕔Mar 21, 2019
Spring field operations will soon begin, and nitrogen applications on corn will commence.  More nitrogen will be applied this spring than is typical because wet weather limited fall applications. University-recommended […]

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