Lessons from Late-Season Stress in Corn ShareThis The condition of the corn crop continues to deteriorate as soils have continued to dry out. As of August 21, only about a third of the topsoil in Illinois was rated as having adequate moisture. There was some rain (even in Champaign-Urbana) this week, but much of the […]
Leaf Loss in Stressed Corn As the dry weather continues and the Illinois corn crop rating continues to slip, we’ve received reports of loss of lower leaves with what seem to be different symptoms than we usually see under dry conditions. I’ve written before about the effects of canopy loss, and we expect loss of […]
http://www.youtube.com/user/PurdueExtensionEntm#p/u/0/vDYcC1jFzI0 Information for sending samples to the Univ. of Ill. Plant Clinic can be found at: http://web.extension.Illinois.edu/plantclilnic/ Since Goss’s Wilt is a bacteria and not a fungus, the fungicide applications currently being applied will not control it. Proper identification is crucial so management decisions involving tillage, rotations, and seed selection can be made this fall.
GX_GR210 Springfield, IL Thu, Aug 04, 2011 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Illinois Production Cost Report (Bi-weekly) Production costs items state wide: cash prices bulk, FOB distributor, per ton unless otherwise stated. Fertilizer in granular form unless noted. Product Offer Average Change* Anhydrous ammonia 790.00-860.00 817.50 UP 42.86 Urea 46-0-0 480.00-610.00 532.00 DN 10.50 […]
Goss’s wilt is making a widespread appearance across Illinois, said Suzanne Bissonnette, director of the University of Illinois Plant Clinic. Tests have now identified Goss’s wilt in Sangamon, Knox, Livingston, Bureau, Edgar, Shelby, Woodford and Piatt counties. “In the past two weeks, we’ve received numerous field corn leaf samples as growers and agriculturalists are noticing […]
Higher fertilizer costs continue the trend of higher production costs for corn, leading to higher break-even corn prices necessary to cover costs.
Higher fertilizer costs continue the trend of higher production costs for corn, leading to higher break-even corn prices necessary to cover costs. Courtesy of the the farm doc daily site. Issued by Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Farm Management Specialist In its July 7th report, the Agricultural Market Service reports fertilizer contract prices for fall delivery […]
The Illinois Corn Crop in Midseason ShareThis While the large acreage reported at the end of June shocked the corn market, it goes almost without saying that good yields are still needed to end up with a large crop. While it is a little dangerous to guess at prospects before we see many tassels, we […]
Applying Nitrogen Late in the Game ShareThis The appearance of a corn crop is an excellent diagnostic tool for nitrogen (N). If corn is yellow-green or light green (especially in the older leaves), it is most likely N-deficient. While no one likes to wait until July to apply N, some fields or parts of fields […]
Whenever crop prices are high, a lot of interest is generated in products and services that most producers don’t normally consider. Typically the product or service does very little to nothing for the crop, but persuasive advertising can create thoughts like “I have to have it” or “I will forfeit profit if I don’t have […]