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N. Dennis Bowman
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
N-307 Turner Hall MC-046
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Weather and Environmental Topics
When will my corn crop start silking? When should it reach maturity? Will it reach maturity before the first frost?
The Midwest Climate Resource Center hosts some really great crop production weather tools developed by the Usefull to Useable (U2U) project. My favorite is the Corn Growing Degree Calculator.
Local Resources and Information
- Illinois Current Bare Soil Temperature Map
- Illinois State Climatologist - Jim Angel
- Midwest Climate Watch
From the Midwest Regional Climate Center at the Illinois State Water Survey.
- State Water Survey Temperature Inversion potential map
- U2U Corn Growing Degree Calculator