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Sudden Death Syndrome Symptoms Appear - from Angie Peltier

Posted by John Fulton -

Last week, symptoms of sudden death syndrome (SDS) began to appear in April 15-planted soybeans at the University of Illinois's Northwestern Research Center in Warren County, according to a U of I Extension educator. Angie Peltier explained that weather during the 2015 growing season has been favorable for the development of SDS: cool, moist soils after planting followed by frequent rai...

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2015 and 2016 potential crop budgets - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

The first version of the 2016 Illinois Crop Budgets is available for download from the management section of farmdoc (click here for budgets). As is detailed in the "Commentary" section of this paper, three implications are drawn from 2016 projections. First, cash flows will need to be reduced even if corn...

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Corn Disease Management - from Carl Bradley

Posted by John Fulton -

Last week, I visited all of the University of Illinois corn variety trials in the northern half of the state. Gray leaf spot and northern leaf blight were beginning to appear in most of the locations, but were the most obvious at the trial located near Perry, IL (Pike County)....

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