Extension Ag Update
January/February 2002
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A New Nitrogen Test That Works
For years, soil scientists have been saying that there is no good soil test for nitrogen to use as a basis for nitrogen fertilizer recommendations. That may be changing with the promise of a new test being developed at the University of Illinois that can estimate mineralization. More...

Farm Machinery Costs
Machinery costs comprise a significant portion of total costs on Illinois grain farms, averaging 16 percent of total economic costs, according to data compiled by the University of Illinois and the Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Association. A U of I Extension study provides benchmarks so farmers can see how their machinery costs stack up in comparison to others.. More...

Rural Route 2
The Rural Route 2 service is designed to help farm families get through tough times. More...