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Tracking nitrogen and Black cutworm

One of the studies underway at multiple locations in Illinois, including the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, will track the nitrogen fertilizer applied at varied times (fall, early spring, at planting, sidedress) and from different sources (UAN and Anhydrous Ammonia). Soil samples are collected at 0-1 and 1-2 feet and analyzed for nitrogen content. To insure uniformity, NIARC research...

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Harvest continues

Harvest activities continue at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, our latest planted and last soybean were harvested this week. Much of the yield data will require closer scrutiny before final release of the results, but here are a few preliminary impressions from the combine seat. At our location, even in a favorable weather year, our continuous corn appears to fall significantly...

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Jap beetle trap 2014

Insect pest arrivals

Posted by Russel Higgins - Insects

Japanese beetle catches have been reported in central and southern Illinois. We have a trap in place at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center and will share the date of our first catch. In addition to the arrival of the Japanese beetle we are also trapping for European corn borer, Corn earworm, and Western bean Cutworm. Jim Morrison, retired Extension Crops Educator has reported his fi...

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