University of Illinois Extension

Archives for September 2015

September 24, 2015

Host Richard Hentschel discusses the benefits of core aeration for the home lawn and other benefits of a sharp mower blade, mowing heights and topdressing.

 
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September 17, 2015

Russ Higgins, Commercial Agriculture Educator located at the Northern Illinois Agriculture Research Center near DeKalb talks with program host Richard Hentschel. Harvest is starting any day, depending on crop maturity. Farmers will likely start with corn and move into soybean later. Equipment preparation includes the combine tuneup, making sure grain drying equipment is ready to dry down the corn to about 15% or below. Listen in to hear additional details.

 
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September 10, 2015

Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up continues to talk with Russ Higgins, Commercial Agriculture Educator located at the Northern Illinois Agriculture Research Center near DeKalb. Topic for the show this week is cover crops, research on cover crops, what is working the best right now in these research plots. There is a real benefit to having cover crops to help manage and hold nutrients for next year's crop.

 
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September 3, 2015

Host Richard Hentschel interviews Russ Higgins, Commercial Agriculture Educator located at the Northern Illinois Agriculture Research Center near DeKalb. Russ recently returned from a trip to Berlin Germany on an exchange Education Program. Richard and Russ also discussed current crop conditions in N. Illinois. Uneven stands and varying rates of maturity go back to the excessive water in fields. Russ also talked about pasture and baling hay this season.

 
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