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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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Farmland Values Increase

Posted by John Fulton -

URBANA - Illinois farmland values continue to go up, increasing 92 percent since 2000, said a University of Illinois Extension farm management specialist. "The average farm real-estate value for Illinois in 2007 was $4,330 per acre, the highest on record," said Dale Lattz. "This includes the value of al...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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Unexpected Ear Development Problems

Posted by John Fulton -

Continuing dry conditions are causing concerns about the ability of the corn crop to complete the filling of grain in much of the southern half of Illinois. Whether the crop will recover to fill grain more completely following rainfall depends strongly on whether green tissue remains on the crop at the time that rain comes. Leaves that turn gray in the afternoon but still are green in the morni...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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Soybean Aphids

Posted by John Fulton -

Despite the high temperatures we have experienced recently, populations of soybean aphids continue to increase in many fields in northern Illinois. Although in most fields densities are still below the economic threshold (250 aphids per plant, 80% or more of plants infested), in some fields densities have exceeded 1,000 aphids per plant. For example, in the field in Mercer County where we have...

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2007 Yieldguard Rootworm Corn
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Rootworm varieties and their isolines

Posted by John Fulton -

Here are roots dug from the Hartsburg Field trial on July 9. They are tagged for their treatments (both rootworm corn and their isolines). The isolines were treated with the recommended amount of Force insecticide. Rootworm damage was heavy across all varieties. Root pruning and tunneling is evident on all specimens....

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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