There’s not a lot of mystery this year when looking at harvest conditions. It’s dry out there.
Warm, dry weather prevailed across most of the state last week, according to the Sept. 18 USDA Crop Progress report. Corn harvested was at 5 percent. Soybean condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 46 percent good and 7 percent excellent. Pasture and range …
Warm, dry weather was the norm during the previous week, with temperatures averaging 69.2 degrees, 0.6 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.29 inches statewide, 0.79 inches below normal. There were 6.4 days last week suitable for fieldwork according to the Sept. 18 USDA Crop Progre…
DOWNS, Ill. — Farmers don’t have to come from the “Show Me State” to want to see proof of what practices will make them money. While there is interest in cutting-edge trials, many farmers attending field days say they are looking for things they can try confidently to improve the profit on t…
Cooler temperatures continued across the state last week with temperatures averaging 66.6 degrees, 5.5 degrees below normal, according to the Sept. 11 USDA Crop Progress report.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension brought farm, agribusiness and agency leaders together Aug. 24 to address issues associated with the use of dicamba.
AINSWORTH, Iowa — In the cover crop capital of Iowa, Washington County farmer Michael Vittetoe is confident the rye he drills this fall will establish itself well despite the dry conditions in many parts of southeast Iowa this summer.
OELWEIN, Iowa — Those attending WinField United's Answer Plot field day near Oelwein July 18 were reminded that northeast Iowa is the state's garden spot this year. They also learned about tools to help make fungicide decisions and fine-tune nitrogen management.
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — Though acreage has been stagnant, wheat growers in Illinois are steadily increasing yields.
SAVOY, Ill. — The topic of “nematodes and soybeans” is a regular on summer field day tours and in winter coffee-shop conversations. But researchers at the University Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center switched up that traditional approach at Agronomy Day in August.
CAMBRIDGE, Iowa — New corn technology continues to make its way to market, despite the challenges of achieving regulatory approvals and tight profit margins.
Cooler weather prevailed across the state last week, according to the Aug. 28 USDA Crop Progress report. Statewide, the average temperature was 68.9 degrees, 4.7 degrees below normal, allowing for 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Aug. 27.
Cooler than average temperatures were felt across the state last week with temperatures averaging 71.4 degrees, 4.8 degrees below normal, according to the Aug. 28 USDA Crop Progress report.
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to create higher yields.
CAMBRIDGE, Iowa — Competition for acres among soybean herbicide technologies looks to remain fierce in 2018.
Temperatures last week averaged 75.6 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal, according to the Aug. 21 USDA Crop Progress report. Precipitation averaged 1.33 inches statewide, 0.55 inches above normal.