Ryan Gentle, Wyffels Hybrids agronomy manager for central and southern Illinois, shared his thoughts and advice on harvest at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.
Agronomists covering a broad area of the Corn Belt gave their insights on crop conditions, nitrogen applications and other topics recently at Beck’s Central Illinois Field Show.
Tar spot was an unknown corn disease in the “I” states less than a decade ago, but no longer. A severely infected field can reach yield losses upwards of 60 bushels per acre.
We pressed hard and got all the rest of the cow herds through the chute and the calves all vaccinated for the first time before all our wranglers took off for school. Chopping corn is the top priority right now.
From rolling lavender fields in the north to watermelon farms in the south, AgriNews has taken me on a journey with the most beautiful views.
On his way back to farm full time, Eric Ebersole is making a stop at Prairie State Tractor. “My end goal is to farm full time some day," said Ebersole, who graduated from Milledgeville High School.
The Highland Community College Agriculture Department invites the public to the 2023 Agriculture Research Day.
Farmers have the least control over weather, but it has the largest impact. “Weather dictates when you can plant and the weather after you plant dictates the success of your planting date,” said Fred Below.
David Isermann has focused on conservation practices to reduce nutrient losses for many years. “I farm with my son, Jim, and we strip-till the corn and no-till beans,” he said during a Nutrient Stewardship Field Day.
With the harvest season fast approaching, it is the ideal time to look ahead and start developing plans for a successful harvest. Conducting preharvest scouting of corn can be beneficial.
A group of Brazilian agronomists, landowners and input industry representatives visited several locations in Illinois that included stops at the Illinois State University Farm, Bayer research facilities and John Deere.
Farmers can choose from more than 40 different cover crop varieties that are sold today in the United States. “Cover crops support the overall sustainability and efforts of growers and livestock producers,” said Andrew LaVigne.
With the harvest season fast approaching, it is the ideal time to look ahead and start developing plans for a successful harvest.
Beck’s is taking an International Farmall 560 to the Half Century of Progress Show. “Purchased March 1, 1984, in northern Indiana, it has been in the Beck family for nearly 40 years,” said Blair Dunn, shop foreman.
A planting technique that dates back to the mid-1800s and continued through the early 1950s when technologies pushed it to the wayside will be featured at the Half Century of Progress Show.