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A change in the weather

Posted by Russel Higgins -

2013 has ushered in colder temperatures for Illinois. The average temperature for the month of December (2012) recorded at the NIARC tallied 32.8 0 F. Through the first 23 days of January we are averaging 23.5 0 F. This information is accessible at http:...

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Western corn rootworm update

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Now this is January weather, we have just recorded several of the coldest nights since the first day of the year. Today we are sharing research conducted at the Northern Illinois agronomy research Center in 2012 as it pertains to our most destructive corn insect pest, the Western corn rootworm beetle. Before leaving the topic of weather and insect pests, I am often aske...

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Corn & Soybean Classic comes to northern Illinois

Posted by Russel Higgins -

The Corn & Soybean classic rolls into northern Illinois tomorrow, January 16th at the Kishwaukee College. Walks ins are accepted. http://www.cropsciconferences.com/Corn_Soybean/Home/ It has been a hectic several weeks, The Northern Illinois Farm Show, The Kane County Corn Growers Appreciation Banquet and the Grundy County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. I enjoyed gettin...

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2012 NIARC planting dates and fungicides in corn

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Results from the 2012 corn date of planting study with an early and late hybrid, with and without an R1 application of fungicides at the NIARC provided similar results to previous years. Significant responses were found between the two hybrids, date of planting, and date x hybrid. The four planting dates at the NIARC in 2012 were March 29 th April 19...

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Happy New Year - important dates for your 2013 calendar

Posted by Russel Higgins -

January greetings from the NIARC. Several upcoming events in northern Illinois for your 2013 calendar include The Corn & Soybean Classic    January 16th Malta, Kishwaukee College     9 am 2013 Illinois Regional Tillage Seminar     January 31st Wise Guys 2205 N. Main St. Princeton    8:50 am 2013 Northern Illinois Crop Ma...

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