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Northern Illinois Agriculture

University of Illinois Extension
Winter Wheat

Spring is almost here!

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Signs were everywhere that spring, if not officially here, is certainly getting closer

Today I saw

  1. Robins at the research farm
  2. County highway crews taking down snow fence
  3. Mud on the road from the few producers who managed to get in the field yesterday for catch up/early tillage operations

Most importantly our wheat at the research farm is "greening up". Within the next several days Dave Lindgren, Farm Foreman at the the NIARC will be applying nitrogen to our wheat plots. If winter wheat is in your rotation in northern Illinois we are now in the window for our spring application of N.

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