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Late season soybean diseases

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Reports of soybean diseases are accelerating in Illinois. While most fields in northern Illinois appear to remain disease free this week, I have noticed small areas in several fields starting to exhibit Sudden death syndrome symptoms. Farmers are encouraged to keep an eye on their maturing soybeans. While most soybean are now at V6 (full seed) and rescue treatments are not recommended, the awar...

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Harvest dates?

Posted by Russel Higgins - Corn

As we near September our 2014 corn and soybean crop appear to be are taking a leisurely trip to maturity. This is in part due to July and the majority of August's below normal temperatures coupled with a delayed planting for most northern Illinois farmers. Utilizing the Illinois State Water Survey Water and Atmospheric Resources monitoring program and inputting May 1 st as a planting...

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August report for northern Illinois, green ditches and green corn

Posted by Russel Higgins -

When its mid to late August in northern Illinois and the corn and the ditches are both green, that is usually a positive for expected yields. The 2014 corn and soybean crop are taking a leisurely trip to maturity. This is in part due to recent below normal temperatures coupled with delayed planting dates. Utilizing the Illinois State Water Survey water and atmospheric resources monitoring program...

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