All Posts from May 2017

An unusual winter leads to the potential for an unusually early wheat harvest in 2017.

With the mild, almost spring-like weather in January and February, the winter wheat crop is well ahead of its normal pace in development. Many expect some harvest activity early June. Others think that the harvest will not kick in to full swing until closer to mid-June. Regardless, in southern Illinois a lot of activity will be going on at once...

This article was originally posted by Syngenta's Know More, Grow More agronomy blog

  • Plant early: Typically, most soybeans are planted between...

Article originally posted on the Bulletin.

Impressive moth flights have not only kept the Illinois insect monitoring network cooperators busy, but neighboring states are reporting lots of black cutworm and true armyworm moth activity as well. The current forecast and planting progress has raised questions about the potential...

Article originally posted by Syngenta's Know More, Grow More agronomy blog...

Soybean seeds experience their own form of hypothermia just like mammals do. Cold soils and cold water impact the seed more than you might think.

A technical seed biologist would write: “Soybean germination consists first of a very fast uptake of water (imbibitional phase) followed by a much slower uptake of water (osmotic phase). Chilling during the first phase can cause severe problems because the imbibed water is...

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