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Cover Crops 2014

Harvest has started at NIARC

Last week we harvested group 1.8 maturity soybean to allow the planting of the winter wheat trials at the NIARC. Our combine yield monitor had the soybean near 60 bushels an acre. On September 16th we planted our 2014 cover crops into standing corn and soybean. We hand seed the cover crops to emulate aerial seeding. Cover crops used in this NIARC study include Oilseed radish, Winter rye, Annual ry...

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Minimum temperatures Sept 2014

Effect of cooler weather

Posted by Russel Higgins - Weather

Northern Illinois farmers are waiting for favorable weather to insure the 2014 crop reaches maturity and initiates dry down. The National Agricultural Statistics Service report shared that for the week ending September 14th; 92% of the corn was dented with 29% mature in the NW crop reporting district. 81% of the corn was dented and 8% was mature in the NE crop reporting district....

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