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March madness?

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Rumor has it that corn is or is about to go in the ground somewhere in Illinois. For northern Illinois producers watching the last of the recent winters snowdrifts slowly dissipate, this is almost incomprehensible. A silver lining to our recent weather pattern is the almost assured retention of fall applied nitrogen, at least through March. Dr. Emerson Nafziger participated in a March 27th webinar...

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NIARC 2013 summary

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Yes, that's a Robin! At least for now, I'll choose to use Mother Natures indicator for spring and forget the weather forecasters. On Thursday March 20th starting at 10 am Dr. Greg Steckel and Dr. Emerson Nafziger will be sharing 2013 research results from the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center. The meeting also serves as an opportunity for our advisory board to meet prior to the 2014 growi...

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44th Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Last week I was joined by co-workers Robert Bellm, Jennifer Fishburn, Dennis Bowman, Nathan Johanning and Richard Hentschel to represent the Illinois Extension Agriculture Association in Springfield at the 44th Illinois Agriculture Legislative Day. The morning gathering included representatives of almost all organizations and associations who participate in or with Illinois Agriculture. After a m...

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