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Around the County 2016

Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans - Expectations for 2017 - from Aaron Hager

One barrier to weed control on soybean farms has just been lifted. In early November, the Environmental Protection Agency approved a label allowing use of the herbicide dicamba in dicamba-resistant soybean, although only one commercial product received that label. Many Illinois farmers anticipate...
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University of Illinois Agronomy Day August 18

The University of Illinois Crop Sciences Department will be hosting the annual Agronomy Day on Thursday, August 18 frin 7 am to 2 pm at the new sit on the South Farms in Urbana. Several stops have CCA and CEU credits available. For more information, the website is...
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Will Crop Insurance Pay in 2016 - from Gary Schnitkey

With harvest approaching, questions on whether crop insurance will make payments this year are beginning to arise, particularly for corn where the prospects are for the harvest price to be below the projected price. In this article, we evaluate whether crop insurance will make payments for...
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Is Fall-applied Nitrogen Still Available? - from Emerson Nafziger

The pattern of warmer- and wetter-than-usual weather this past winter has changed in recent months, but hopes for a warm, dry, early spring have faded. Corn growers are concerned about the amount of fall-applied nitrogen that might have been lost through the winter and how this might change...
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Iowa Organic Conference November 13-14

There is still time to register for the 16h Annual Iowa Organic Conference that will be held on Nov. 13-14 on the University of Iowa (UI) campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability. At this year's conference there will be Farmer-Mentor...
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2016 Illinois Farm Economics Summit

Should cash rents be lowered? If yes, by how much? How much relief will be seen through lower fertilizer and seed prices? What are the prospects for grain prices to recover from current depressed levels? The University of Illinois Extension and members of the farmdoc team from the Department of...
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Diplodia Ear Rot - from Angie Peltier

Corn producers in western and west-southwestern Illinois should be on the lookout for symptoms of Diplodia ear mold during harvest. An informal survey of several grain elevators and farmers in Western Illinois reported up to fifty percent kernel damage in some locations. Factors such as planting...
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