Read article: Corn tar spot disease monitoring in Illinois
Corn tar spot disease monitoring in Illinois
Tar spot on corn is here to stay in Illinois. Given that the pathogen that causes tar spot on corn can overwinter in infected residue, once the...
Read article: How does corn affect Midwest weather?
How does corn affect Midwest weather?
As I write this article, corn has tasseled on about 80% of fields in Central Illinois. Apologies to those with corn pollen allergies! Corn, just...
Read article: Spring weather affecting crops, markets
Spring weather affecting crops, markets
If you have been watching cornfields in Central Illinois, you may have noticed that the young corn plants have changed colors over the past couple of...
Read article: Selecting Hybrids and Varieties for 2021
Selecting Hybrids and Varieties for 2021
As the harvest hustle and fall field work start to slow, it is time to reflect on the growing season to see what worked well and start making...
Read article: Crop disease forecast for 2021
Crop disease forecast for 2021
Much of the 2020 crop has just been harvested, but it's never too early to discuss crop diseases in the forecast for 2021. Did you come here...
Read article: Sulfur deficiency in corn can lead to lower yields
Sulfur deficiency in corn can lead to lower yields
Depending on your soil test results; nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are nutrients we supply year after year to our corn crop; however, there is...
Read article: It's time to think about corn nematodes
It's time to think about corn nematodes
The spring 2020 planting season season is moving right along, and as such, fields all over the state have great corn seedlings up and thriving. With...
Read article: Sub-Freezing Spring Temperatures and Crops
Sub-Freezing Spring Temperatures and Crops
Douglas B. Gucker
Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator