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Issues as Harvest Approaches
September 18, 2017
It is looking like at least some harvest surprises may be positive after an up-and-down 2017 season in Illinois.
Herbicide Rotation Ineffective Against Resistance in Waterhemp
September 07, 2017
Farmers have been battling herbicide-resistant weeds for generations.
Stress During Grain Fill: A Harbinger of Stalk Health Problems
August 25, 2017
Serious crop stress during the grain filling period of corn increases the risk of stalk rots and stalk lodging (breakage) prior to grain harvest.
Danvers Farmers Elevator to Merge Agronomy Business With United Prairie
August 09, 2017
Danvers Farmers Elevator will Merge their Agronomy division with United Prairie effective September 1, 2017.
Insect Briefs - U of I Extension
July 03, 2017
Japanese beetles are back. Reports statewide indicate Japanese beetles are here (and in some locations, in very high numbers.) With corn starting to tassel and getting close to tassel, it’s important ...
New Way to Detect Palmer Amaranth in Contaminated Seedlots
June 12, 2017
Last summer, farmers in the Midwest got an unwelcome surprise after planting native seed on Conservation Reserve Program acres.
Corn Specialist Says Careful Management Needed for Flood-damaged Crops
May 15, 2017
There is still time to have a good grain crop if, as expected, weather conditions improved.
Dealing with Cool and Wet Conditions
April 28, 2017
April has been a little warmer and drier than average so far this year, which has allowed a good start to corn planting and some progress in soybean planting.
Revisiting Corn and Soybean Planting Date
April 10, 2017
While there is nothing wrong with getting fields in shape early, planting well ahead of normal is unlikely to result in higher yields.
Cover Crop Termination
March 23, 2017
The following information about cover crop termination is taken from the 2016 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. The information was originally written by extension weed scientists at...