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Northern Illinois Small Grains Program June 18th

Posted by Russel Higgins - Wheat

If wheat or oats are currently grown on your farm or you are considering including small grains in future rotations, join University of Illinois specialists at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center June 18th for the Northern Illinois Small Grains program. A light meal will be provided at the evening program followed by field tours showcasing wheat and oat research at t...

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Spring tasks

Posted by Russel Higgins - Wheat

Finally! Winter is loosening its grip on northern Illinois. Another sure sign of spring is the gathering of the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center Advisory committee. This Friday they will gather to learn the results from the 2014 projects shared by Dr. Emerson Nafziger and Dr. Greg Steckel. They will also have the opportunity to provide input on 2015 scheduled research projects. Our cu...

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When will my corn emerge?

Posted by Russel Higgins - Corn Wheat

Several busy days at the NIARC. In addition to a number of primary and secondary tillage operations, the oat trials were planted. We also planted the second date of our corn date of planting study. Our crop rotation study that compares corn-soybean, corn-corn-soybean, and continuous corn rotations went into the ground yesterday. For those who have planted corn, when will it emerge? An e...

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Wheat root pathogen survey

Posted by Russel Higgins - Wheat

A current project under the direction of Dr. Carl Bradley, University of Illinois Extension Plant Pathologist, is a survey of root pathogens in wheat across Illinois. Graduate student Kaitlyn Bissonnette is collecting plants and soil samples that will be evaluated further on campus. Today she and Kelsy Krausz braved the windy conditions of northern Illinois to pull samples. I participated in sever...

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