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Busy week at NIARC

Posted by Russel Higgins -

A brief shower just in time to allow most Northern Illinois farmers, agri-dealers, spray operators and researchers to take a breath. Acres of corn and some soybean have gone in the ground this week.

A very busy week at the NIARC including
  • Planting our third planting date for the date of planting study, our April 11th planted corn emerged this week.
  • Planting our first soybean date of planting.
  • Collecting biomass samples and terminating our winter rye cover crop.
  • Terminating and planting corn in our failed winter wheat trials.
  • Pre-emerge herbicides were applied by weed science researchers for the NIARC herbicide trials.
  • Dr. Mike Gray's entomology research team (including Ron Estes and Nick Tinsley in picture) planted extensive replications in last years trap crop area. This year entomology has five Corn rootworm control trials taking place at the NIARC.
  • Jason Neikamp and Joshua Vonk were on-site applying nitrogen in various forms, rates and with additives in the nitrogen study trials.

Happy 100th birthday to Extension celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914!
Visit the Illinois 100 Years of Extension web site for a nostalgic (and modern) look at Illinois Extension.

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/100yrs/


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