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- Unit 18 Agricultural and Natural Resources Newsletter
- Extension Offering Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting February 15
- Soil and Water Management Webinar offers Continuing Education
- The 2017 corn crop heading into pollination
- University of Illinois Extension Host Dudley Smith Farm Field Day
- Suspect herbicide drift? U of I Extension has answers
- U of I Extension to Host Dudley Smith Farm Project Field Day June 21
- Chronology of a sideways corn market
- Gary Letterly to retire after 25 years with Extension
- Farmers are asking: How much nitrogen is left?
- Summer pricing for corn and soybeans
- Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymore
- 2017-18 Market prospects for corn and soybeans
- Herbicide considerations for replanted corn
- Soybean sleuth and researcher to be keynote speaker
- Photos more credible, cartoons more persuasive when it comes to educating, informing and persuading.
- Updating corn and soybean export pace
- Modified soybeans yield more in future climate conditions
- Dealing with cool and wet conditions
- NAFTA trade is important for meat industry
- Lush green grass presents nutritional challenges for cattle
- Current corn market price factors for 2017
- Some cows may be predisposed to subacute ruminal acidosis
- Bi-State Compost School offered
- U of I study ranks which production attributes are most important to consumers when buying beef, chicken, milk, and eggs
- New study offers good news for pork producers
- Dietary supplement may enhance dairy cattle health and reproductive capacity
- Two new mechanisms for herbicide resistance found in Palmer amaranth
- University of Illinois Agronomy Day turns 60 in 2017
- Pork industry favored by strong demand
- Putting a price tag on biodiversity
- Implications of the Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports for corn and soybeans
- U of I study determines areas vulnerable to riparian erosion
- Revisiting corn and soybean planting date
- Corn prices moving forward
- Farming becoming riskier under climate change
- Anticipating the March 1 soybean stocks estimate
- Soybean farmers can earn reward for helping UI researcher
- What makes farmers try new practices?
- Large South American corn and soybean crop forecasts place pressure on prices
- Chicago waterways – still flowing after over 100 years
- Anticipating the March 1 corn stocks estimate
- Nothing fishy about new solution for aquaculture wastewater treatment
- 2017 Illinois Performance Tested Bull sale results
- Late winter nitrogen fertilizer application
- Hog prices outperform expectations
- Nematode resistance in soybeans beneficial even at low rates of infestation
- New gene for atrazine resistance identified in waterhemp
- 2017 corn prospects
- 2017 West Central Agronomy Day talks herbicide resistance, disease, and ag markets
- Snap beans hard to grow in cover crop residue
- 2017 soybean prospects
- 2017 IPT Bull Sale, source for total performance genetics
- Cattle industry still in expansion mode, at least for now
- Modeling the future for soybeans in the Midwest
- New program to provide professional policy analysis
- Corn consumption update
- University of Illinois Plant Clinic publishes 2016 herbicide resistance report
- Herbicide resistance goes viral
- Potential biological control agents found for fungal diseases of soybean
- Extension offers beef cow-calf program in Taylorville
- Is it time to sell some 2017 soybeans?
- Trees supplement income for rural farmers in Africa
- Calling Illinois soybean growers
- West Central Agronomy Day Tickets Now Available
- USDA reports provide support to corn and soybean prices
- Eastern Russian plant collection could improve cold hardiness in miscanthus
- Prospects for corn consumption from ethanol production in 2017
- Soil Fertility Seminar On February 28 in Carlinville Will Offer Continuing Education
- More pork in 2017 with higher hog prices?
- Winter ration considerations for beef cows
- U of I co-hosts summit on benefits of precision animal nutrition
- Research at Illinois studies importance of threonine:lysine ratio in pig diets
- Will climate change leave tropical birds hung out to dry?
- New Farm Policy News website
- Biomass producers can bring in cash while establishing switchgrass
- Nitrogen and the 2016 corn crop
- Hog prices join corn and wheat at 10-year lows
- Added fat in pig diets may affect digestibility of nutrients
- Dicamba and soybean: What to expect in 2017
- Bioenergy grass can withstand freezing temperatures
- EPA Renewable Fuel Standard rallies soybean oil prices
- Will US corn and soybean surpluses be reduced next year?
- Corn use prospects
- Mississippi River could leave farmland stranded
- ACES Dean Kidwell named Fellow in Crop Science Society of America
- Cattle prices: More room for recovery?
- 2017 Certified Livestock Manager Training workshops
- Assessing the potential for higher corn prices
- Fall-applied herbicides: Which weed species to target?
- Make manure safety a priority
- New soy protein concentrate can be used in weanling pig diets
- Soybean prices remain strong
- Report provides options for organic soybean growers
- Large U.S. corn and soybean crops place emphasis on foreign markets
- Knowledge increases awareness of biodiversity despite firsthand experiences
- Pumpkin crop looking good in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving
- New booklet gives farmers strategies to reduce nitrogen runoff
- Prospects for corn use for ethanol production
- New method provides a tool to develop nematode-resistant soybean varieties
- Conservation decisions rely on balancing incentives with unpredictable variables
- Soil microbes flourish with reduced tillage
- Pork outlook turns sour
- Diplodia ear mold at harvest: What can be done now?
- Too early to sell the 2017 soybean crop?
- Farming with forests
- Environmental DNA provides early detection of invasive crayfish
- Soil management may help stabilize maize yield in the face of climate change
- Anticipating changes in corn and soybean production forecasts
- Illinois, China study nutritional value of wheat bran for pigs
- Flowing Grain Is A Killer
- Take Steps to Protect Yourself From Dangers of Rural Driving
- Large US corn and soybean production prospects confirmed
- Farming adaptations to combat climate change impacts crop yields in 2050
- Soybean use exceeded USDA projection. Did corn use fall short?
- Beef and pork’s role in filling the supply gap
- New corn disease identified in DeKalb County
- Three Year Research Study Announced at Nutrient Loss & Soil Health Field Day at the Dudley Smith Farm
- 2016 Montgomery County Yield Survey Results Are In
- Illinois young beef producers win scholarships
- Corn and soybean storage
- Make manure safety a priority after harvest
- Major focus on corn and soybean yields, acreage questions surface
- Extension to Conduct 2016 Montgomery County Yield Survey
- What corn and soybean yield is the market trading?
- Palmer amaranth and non-crop environments
- Tip-back and the 2016 corn crop
- Corn and soybeans in the home stretch
- U of I Extension offers program on mosquito management
- Cattle markets can recover
- New book explains importance of great river management
- Production area does not affect phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal fed to pigs
- Rainforest greener during “dry” season
- New data portal makes research more accessible
- How big is the market for U.S. corn?
- Atrazine alternatives in sweet corn
- Improve milk quality and economic gain with U of I Somatic Cell Count Calculator
- Soybean prices dominated by supply uncertainty
- Cover Crops and Livestock Systems Field Day August 2 – Schetter Farm, Brighton, IL
- Nutrient Loss & Soil Health Field Day To Be Held August 19th at the Dudley Smith Farm, Pana, IL
- Orr Center crop science field day July 20
- 35th annual field day at U of I research center in Monmouth
- Corn prices face strong headwinds
- Pelleting and extrusion increase digestible and metabolizable energy in diets for pigs
- Agronomy Day 2016 field tour topics announced
- Modest pork expansion, but Brexit casts shadow
- Does the corn crop need more nitrogen?
- Soybean stocks, acreage, and weather
- Weed science field research tour announced
- Invasive Asian carp respond strongly to carbon dioxide
- Corn stocks, acreage, and yield
- Permaculture movement found lacking in diversity
- Climate change will affect farmers’ bottom line
- Hog profits: Battle between higher hog prices and higher feed prices
- New learning space at U of I seizes technology
- U of I Extension to Host Dudley Smith Farm Beef Cow-Calf Field Day June 15
- Will summer pricing opportunities materialize for corn and soybeans?
- Free bed bug prevention and control workshop.
- Mechanism for herbicide resistance in Palmer amaranth identified
- Corn and soybean demand improving
- Challenges of springtime weeds
- Data-intensive farm management program receives $2.4 million grant, seeks participants
- Illinois River water quality improvement linked to more efficient corn production
- Export progress for corn, ethanol, and distillers grains
- Study finds declining sulfur levels in soil.
- Falling cattle prices: Where is the bottom?
- Learn shearing, hoof trimming and more in sheep skills workshop
- Planting date: Corn or soybean first?
- Herbicide resistance in waterhemp continues to grow.
- Implications of corn and soybean planting progress.
- New method developed for testing herbicide resistance in weeds
- Darrel Good: Corn consumption and acreage
- One crop breeding cycle from starvation
- Smaller corn particle size means more energy for pigs, lower costs for producers.
- Surprising strength in soybean prices.
- Surprising strength in soybean prices.
- New treatment may prevent losses from apple scab
- Annie’s Project Talks Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning In Macoupin County
- Pork industry – a little profit for 2016
- New dicamba-resistant soybean varieties available
- Extension Hosts West-Central Illinois Agronomy Day In Litchfield
- Transgenic sweet corn no more susceptible to Goss’s wilt disease
- Livestock donations to Zambian households yield higher income, improved diet
- Paying for patience: Landowners willing to wait can profit from migration stopover.
- One step closer to commercial edamame production in the US
- Updated online crop insurance decision tools.
- Robust beef expansion will slow
- New models better predict field working days
- Palmer amaranth could affect Illinois soybean yield
- Weed blasting offers new control method for organic farmers
- West Central Agronomy Day Tickets Now Available
- Soybean meal produced in U.S. has greater energy values when fed to pigs than previously estimated
- Team calls for an integrated field research network in the Midwest to address climate adaptation
- New study maps evidence of conservation impacts on human well-being
- Research using CO2 keeps even small fry Asian carp at bay
- Prospects for corn and soybean production estimates
- Sideways price pattern to continue for corn.
- Soybean balance sheet projections remain unsettled
- New fungal leaf disease “tar spot” identified in 3 northern Illinois counties
- Smaller corn supplies provide opportunity for price rallies
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