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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.
4 Quick Tips for Using Dicamba
April 19, 2017
Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator Doug Gucker is back at it again with information on the 2017 corn and soybean price outlook, a warning about grain bin temperatures and tips for using using...
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...
Options for Resistant Weeds
March 20, 2017
As Tim noted in his article, the Xtend® soybean system has been the big topic going into the 2017 production season.
Evaluating Nitrogen Under Unique Conditions
March 20, 2017
Nitrogen management has been a major focus of our research program over the past few seasons. This spring has given us an opportunity to gather data during some very unusual weather conditions.
What Makes Farmers Try New Practices?
March 17, 2017
A new study from the University of Illinois surveyed farmers to uncover the factors that influence adoption of new types of cropping systems.
Drones Are What’s Next for Plant Breeders
March 08, 2017
Crop breeders grow thousands of potential varieties at a time; until now, observations of key traits were made by hand.