These images of flooding look familiar to you? June has been a very rainy month in southwest Illinois. We will need to replant many of the low lying areas, as you see in the above pictures. This flooding along Shoal Creek is the second time water covered these fields in three weeks. Raccoon Creek and many others could not handle the continuous pounding of rain. One CCA in St. Clair County thought planted soybean acreage was only at 50% by the 4th week of June. Here in Clinton County I would estimate near 80%. There are a few growers [...]
Hello, my name is John Niemeyer and I am your soybean agronomist from crop district 8. I was born and raised on a grain and cattle farm in Breese, Ill. Currently I live near there with my wife, Janice, and our three children: Erica, Abby and Jared. Since graduating in 1986 from Southern Illinois University with a degree in agricultural economics, I continued with night classes from the University of Illinois. I began working for Alvey Laboratories during college summers as a crop scout and continue to do so after graduations, also assisting in research projects and later moving [...]
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