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Hartsburg Field Cover Crop Demonstration Update

Posted by John Fulton -

Here is a set of updated photos from the Hartsburg Field cover crop strip demonstration taken October 16, 2015. Below is the seeding information from the September 17 seeding. Lack of moisture is severely impacting some of the seedings. Cover Crop # Seed used # Oats used Acres Applied...

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Hartsburg Field Cover Crop Demonstration

Posted by John Fulton -

One of the emerging trends to improve soil tilth, and to scavenge available nitrogen to prevent its loss from the field, is to utilize cover crops. A simple demonstration has been put out at the Hartsburg Field to demonstrate a few examples of self-terminating (meaning it is killed by the cold winter) cover crops. The strips were broadcast after corn harvest on September 17 with oats used as a car...

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2015 Machinery Costs of Operation (commonly referred to as Custom Rates) for Illinois

Posted by John Fulton -

The newest Costs of Operations for machinery costs have been posted to the farmdoc website. These were calculated this summer and recently posted.Here is a link to the sheet: http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/manage/machinery/summary_2015.pdf...

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