University of Illinois Extension

Archives for January 2018

January 25, 2018
Richard Hentschel
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Are those seed, plant and tree catalogs filling your mailbox? If fruit trees are on your to-buy list, host Richard Hentschel talks apples, peaches, cherries, pears and more. He also explains the catalog description terminology, such as "self-fruitful" and "self-unfruitful." Make an educated purchase and a plan that yields with these tips!

 
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January 18, 2018
Richard Hentschel
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Russ Higgins, commercial agriculture educator, calls-in to talk with host Richard Hentschel about how the record yields over the last three years will be used domestically and worldwide. Current prices have shifted from the demand side to a supply side, keeping prices stable. Exports can be the grain itself or a byproduct of domestic grain use, such as ethanol. Russ also talks about future uses for the grain itself and potential new products.

 
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January 11, 2018
Richard Hentschel
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Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up, continues a 3-part phone interview with Russ Higgins, Commercial Agriculture Educator, and discusses how the winter wheat crop is fairing in all this cold weather. Russ and Richard also talk about how the 2017 harvest went and how much fall tillage and fertilizer applications happened. Russ noted the concerns in agriculture over this seasons use of Dicamba on herbicide tolerant soybeans.

 
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January 4, 2018
Richard Hentschel
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During a call-in interview, host Richard Hentschel and Commercial Agriculture Educator Russ Higgins discuss how the 2017 growing season went for farmers, especially with the strange weather pattern this summer. The pair also tackles how corn and soybean yields faired, and Russ touches on livestock management during this very cold weather.

 
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