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2019 Certified Livestock Manager Training Workshops Coming to Springfield

Posted by Terri Miller -

On-line registration NOW open at: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/lfmm/clmt/ The 2019 Certified Livestock Manager Training workshops, will be held in 11 locations throughout the state, beginning Jan. 30 in Springfield and concluding Feb. 28 back in Springfield. The Un...

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Precautions for Dicamba Use in Xtend Soybeans

Posted by Terri Miller -

Wondering how to manage dicamba in dicamba-tolerant soybeans in 2019? Find out what four Extension and university weed specialists, Aaron Hager with the University of Illinois, Bill Johnson and Joe Ikley with Purdue University, and Mark Loux at The Ohio State University, are recommending regarding dicamba. They just released...

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Integrated Pest Management: What Are Economic Thresholds, and How Are They Developed?

Posted by Terri Miller -

Author: Nick Seiter, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois. An insect control action (such as spraying an insecticide or planting a corn hybrid that incorporates a Bt trait) is only justified once the population of an insect pest reaches a certain level. This makes sense if you consider how foolish it would be to spray an entire soybean field because you fou...

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Record Corn Yield Forecast Weakens Corn Prices

Posted by Terri Miller -

Todd Hubbs Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois Source: Hubbs, T. " Record Corn Yield Forecast Weakens Corn Prices ." farmdoc daily...

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Closing in on 2018 Gross Revenue Estimates for Corn and Soybeans

Posted by Terri Miller -

Gary Schnitkey Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics -University of Illinois Recently released yield estimates and the announcement of Market Facilitation Program details allows for more accurate estimates of 2018 gross revenue for corn and soybeans. Gross revenue in 2018 could be near 2017 levels as...

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U of I Releases Study on The Effects of Injectable Trace Minerals for Beef Heifers

Posted by Terri Miller -

For beef heifers, injectable trace minerals improve mineral status but have variable effects on reproductive performance...

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Soybean and corn export outlook

Posted by Terri Miller -

Soybean and corn export outlook News Source: Todd Hubbs , 217-300-4688 News Writer: Kelsey Litchfield , 217-300-7493 URBANA, Ill. - The escalating trade issues between the U.S. and many of our trading partner...

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