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Hill and Furrow 2015

Symptoms and signs of Fusarium head blight (scab) on wheat

Although wheat is typically grown primarily in southern Illinois, where producers are then able plant double crop soybeans, some wheat is also produced throughout the rest of the state. At the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center (NWIARDC), winter wheat has been...
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Save the Date - NWIARDC 2015 Field Day!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 34th Annual Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research & Demonstration Center Field Day - this July 28 beginning at 8 AM!  Come and visit with University of Illinois research and Extension personnel as they share the results of farm-practical disease...
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Oats research at the Northwestern Research Center

In any given year oats are typically the first crop to emerge at the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center (NWIARDC) in Monmouth. Oats were planted in 2015 on April 1 and as of April 17 have between one and three leaves (Figures). For the past 28...
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Cool Stored Grain Now

Iowa State University Extension Ag Engineering Specialist, Dr. Greg Brenneman, recently shared some information regarding cooling the grain that went into storage this year. "In the past couple of weeks a lot of corn and soybeans went into storage with temperatures in the 60s. With grain this...
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Rains Help Create Conditions Favorable for Disease

A wet week. In a 7 day period between May 4 and 10, the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research & Demonstration Center (NWIARDC) received 2.21 inches of rain (Figure), an inch more than was received during the entire month of April! This rain largely put a...
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Decision points: Economics of grain drying and storage

Since last Friday daily wind speeds have averaged between 5.9 and 11.6 mph at the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research & Demonstration Center. Warmer high temperatures and breezy weather through tomorrow and most of Thursday provide ideal conditions for in-field grain drying. Many crop...
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Postmortem: Corn Diseases in 2015 - Old Nemeses and New Foes

Timely planting in April and May was followed by record-setting rains in June. This led to ponded water that remained for long periods of time in some areas. Research has shown that flooded, anaerobic soil conditions can be devastating for young corn plants, resulting in suffocation death after...
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Online courses target weed and crop management topics

Each year the University of Illinois Extension's regional Crop Management Conferences offer hours of research-based education to farmers, Certified Crop Advisors, and other agricultural professionals. Interactive online courses were developed from 2015 conference presentations by University of...
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