Illinois: Fall-Applied Herbicides – Which Weed Species Should be the Target? Oct 28, 2022

    🕔Oct 28, 2022
    Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species compared with similar applications made in the spring. Marestail is one example of a […]

    Illinois: PACE and Nitrogen Fertilizer Strategies for 2023 Oct 12, 2022

    🕔Oct 12, 2022
    Nitrogen fertilizer prices are high and volatile, leading to concerns about fertilizer costs moving into 2023. Farmers have several tools for managing risks, including the Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE), […]

    Ilinois: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Oct 7, 2022

    🕔Oct 7, 2022
    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

    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: How Did Farms Fare Financially in 2021? Oct 1, 2022

    🕔Oct 1, 2022
    Farm incomes in 2021 were much higher than the year before leading to stronger financial positions on Illinois farms.  The Farm Financial Standards Council has identified several key measures to […]

    Illinois: Fertilizer Prices, Rates, and Costs for 2023 Sep 30, 2022

    🕔Sep 30, 2022
    While fertilizer prices have declined since spring, fertilizer prices remain high, and fertilizer costs are significantly higher than a year ago. Therefore, reducing rates where practicable seems prudent. Some fields […]

    Illinois: Information for Setting 2023 Cash Rents Sep 21, 2022

    🕔Sep 21, 2022
    Information relative to cash rents levels is now relatively complete. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently released state and county rents for 2022. The Illinois Society of Professional Farm […]

    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: Projected Wheat Double-Crop Soybean Profitability in 2023 Aug 27, 2022

    🕔Aug 27, 2022
    In the August version of the 2023 Illinois Crop Budgets, wheat plus double-crop soybean is projected to be much more profitable than stand-alone corn and stand-alone soybeans in southern Illinois. Wheat-double-crop-soybeans has […]


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