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Illinois Variety Testing corn and soybean yield results available

After a brief respite with warmer but wetter weather over the weekend it appears that northern Illinois is returning to below average temperatures, essentially putting an end to fall activities including soil testing and tillage. While we are still in the process of tabulating and double checking our yield data from the research farm for 2014, available now are corn and soybean yield results fr...

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Upcoming agricultural programs

Posted by Russel Higgins -

There is no shortage of opportunities in future months to pick up some expertise that could help your farming operation in 2015. A number of University of Illinois agricultural programming events and dates have been announced including the 2014 Ag Masters Conference held at the I-Hotel on the University of Illinois campus on December 15 and 16 th . One of the key stre...

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Almost done

Posted by Russel Higgins - Corn

Harvest of research plots is complete at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, we still have some corn acreage that can be harvested quickly with the centers big combine. Like many farmers in northern Illinois we are running into a storage crunch, our remaining corn is going to have to go directly to the elevator. We are starting to compile and analyze the data taken of the plot combi...

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