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University of Illinois Extension poised to offer flood recovery and mitigation resources

Posted by Terri Miller -

Floodwaters continue to rise across much of Illinois, with 34 counties currently under a disaster proclamation designated by Governor J.B. Pritzker. Significant rain and s...

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Excessive rainfall as damaging to corn yield as extreme heat, drought

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News Source: by Lois Yoksoulian |Physical Sciences Editor |217-244-2788 Recent flooding in the Midwest has brought att...

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Annual Soil Fertility Program Coming February 28 (CEU credits available)

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Commercial Agriculture Educators Jesse Soule, Phillip Alberti, and Talon Becker will be hosting the annual Soil Fertility Webinar sponsored by University of Illinois Extension on February 28, 2019. Two CEU credits in Soil & Water Management, and 2.5 CEU credits in Nutrient Management will be available. This webinar will be hosted in the U of I Extension Offices in Logan County (Lincoln, IL...

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2019 Certified Livestock Manager Training Workshops Coming to Springfield

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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

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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?

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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

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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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