Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Why Are the Crops Drying So Slowly? Oct 6, 2022

    🕔Oct 6, 2022
    As corn approached maturity in early September, warm temperatures and forecasts for dry weather had us looking forward to an early start to harvest for the 2022 corn crop, and […]

    Illinois Soybeans: Considerations as the Crop Approaches Maturity Sep 17, 2022

    🕔Sep 17, 2022
    Planting of the 2022 Illinois soybean crop began a little later than normal, and ended ahead of normal (Figure 1). Although summer temperatures were a little higher than normal, the […]

    Illinois Corn: Considerations as the Crop Approaches Maturity Sep 5, 2022

    🕔Sep 5, 2022
    The 2022 Illinois corn crop was planted about two weeks later than normal, but slightly above-normal temperatures this summer have helped move crop development along (Figure 1); the crop is […]

    Illinois Corn: Assessing Potential of the 2022 Crop Jul 29, 2022

    🕔Jul 29, 2022
    Nearly all of Illinois received below-normal rainfall in June, with the lowest amounts found in east central Illinois. In contrast, most of the state has received above-normal rainfall in July, […]

    Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Seeing Crops Through a Hot, Dry June Jun 20, 2022

    🕔Jun 20, 2022
    After a slow start, corn and soybean planting in Illinois proceeded at a normal pace in 2022. Rainfall in May was at 85 percent of normal statewide. While we remember […]

    Illinois Corn, Soybeans: What Do We Know About Planting Dates and Yield from Field Trials? Apr 20, 2022

    🕔Apr 20, 2022
    The impact of planting date on projections of corn and soybean yield is always an important issue at this time of year.  The weekly Crop Progress report from the USDA indicates […]

    Illinois Corn: Spring Nitrogen Management Mar 30, 2022

    🕔Mar 30, 2022
    High fertilizer nitrogen prices are providing an incentive to manage N this spring with as much efficiency as possible. We’ll consider here some ways to work towards that. Nitrogen rate […]

    Corn: 4 Tips to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency – DTN Feb 14, 2022

    🕔Feb 14, 2022
    Farmers are urged to consider nitrogen-use efficiency, revenue potential and the environment when making nitrogen application decisions for the 2022 corn crop. Tips to get the most out of every […]

    Illinois: Fall Field Work Following a Wet October Nov 8, 2021

    🕔Nov 8, 2021
    As of October 31, 81% of the 2021 Illinois corn crop and 75% of the soybean crop had been harvested. That’s close to the 5-year average for corn, but 11 […]

    Illinois: 3 Considerations as Harvest Resumes Oct 21, 2021

    🕔Oct 21, 2021
    After an early start to fall harvest in 2021, widespread rainfall over most of Illinois in the second week of October slowed harvest progress; by October 17, 62% of the […]


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