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Agronomy Night Flyer March 2 2015 final

Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Agronomy Night

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Join us on March 2nd for a two hour evening agronomy program from 6:30 to 8:30 at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby. I'll be sharing 2014 activities and results from the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center as well as an update on cover crop research taking place at the University of Illinois. There is no cost for the program, but advance registration is requested by calling 815-2...

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County yields for northern Illinois

Posted by Russel Higgins -

The county yields are in! 2014 corn yields in northern Illinois were slightly lower than those harvested in central Illinois counties.  The Northeast reporting region was led by Grundy County with a 205.1 bushel yield.  LaSalle, DeKalb and Boone Counties all averaged between 190 and 200 bushels per acre. The Northwest reporting region was topped by Carrol County at 196.1 bushels per acr...

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Certified livestock manager training in Northern Illinois

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There are several opportunities for livestock producers in Northern Illinois to attend a certified livestock manager training session in Northern Illinois. February 24 th Sycamore February 25 th Galesburg February 26 th Freeport The Illinois General Assembly passed the Livestock Management Facilities Act (LMFA) on...

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Will 2015 be as good as 2014?

Last week the Northern Illinois Crop Management Conference took place at Malta and featured a number of speakers and specialists who shared their expertise. Here are some of the takeaway comments that I garnered from Dr. Emerson Nafziger. He took a look back at 2014 and posed the question, is this as good as it gets? Despite high yields and record-high cr...

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