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The Use of Preplant Herbicides on Roundup-Ready Crops - from Mike Roegge

Posted by John Fulton -

Over the past few years, we've been discussing the need to use a pre plant or pre emerge herbicide ahead of Roundup Ready soybeans or corn. The reason being to reduce the incidence of resistance developing from continued use of glyphosate herbicide. And most producers have followed through on this management practice, finding it saves them time, money and yield. It's even mo...

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Extension Update - from Stu Ellis

Posted by John Fulton -

Soybeans may have a record year, says Iowa State's Chad Hart, particularly if 77 mil. acres are planted to beans, which would be a record amount of land. He says USDA is projecting that level based on lower input costs compared to corn. The resulting 3.24 bil. bu. would also be a record, a...

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Crop Insurance Tools Finalized and Available

Posted by John Fulton -

All final versions of the 2009 iFarm and FAST Crop Insurance Tools are available at: http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/cropins/index.asp . The final versions of the 2009 tools have been updated with the following values for areas with sales closing dates of March 16, 2009. Final Values for Co...

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Nitrogen Management for Wheat - from Mike Roegge

Posted by John Fulton -

No doubt there are far fewer acres of wheat this year than we've had for a number of years. Complications of wet soil and the late harvest limited the number of acres sown last fall. Because of the late planting, many of the wheat acres were somewhat under developed entering dormancy when compared to normal. There just wasn't enough time between sowing and fall dormancy to get good...

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Your input counts!

Posted by John Fulton -

University of Illinois Extension is gathering input to help us plan programs. If you are over 18 and would like to participate, the link is in the upper right corner of the main page (Tell Us) or hit this direct link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=drykQ5whZ9oGTjqOzNFkng_3d_3d . The total time of the online surv...

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2008 County Yields are available

Posted by John Fulton -

The much anticipated 2008 county yields are available. Check out Logan and surrounding county information in the fact sheet at http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/logan/factsheets/agnr452.html...

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