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Progress is being made in northern Illinois

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Several dry days have allowed some planting at the NIARC, including our corn variety testing plots, rotation, population and nitrogen rate studies and our first planting date for our soybean. For farmers who are too busy planting the remainder of their fields to check on what has been planted, here is an update. Our earliest planted corn (May 1) will emerge in 1-2 days.  While checking our fields, the coleoptile is less than ½ an inch from the soil surface.

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