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Fall-applied Herbicides-What Goes Around Comes Around

Fall herbicide treatments have fallen off over the past several years for a couple of reasons, among them the effectiveness of new soybean trait systems for managing marestail, some generally crappy weather in late fall, and efforts to reduce input costs.  We are seeing a resurgence in some weeds, such as dandelion, which respond well […]

Bacterial Leaf Streak in Corn

Recently there have been a flood of reports of Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) from areas within Iowa.  Not surprisingly reports of  BLS have started to come in from portions of Northern Illinois, an area of the state that has been subject to several significant rain events over the past two weeks.  Severe weather pushed through these areas yesterday, […]

United Prairie COVID-19 Update

United Prairie’s COVID-19 Plan until further Notice – Please Read

Japanese Beetle Management Guidelines

Japanese beetles have been arriving throughout Illinois over the last couple of weeks, and are becoming pretty conspicuous in some areas.

Weed Management on Prevented Planting Acres

Even though no crop will be planted, weed control practices still should be implemented to reduce seed production from summer annual weed species.

United Prairie VT2 and Smartstax Decisions

Seed suppliers continue to come with new genetics that are only available in VT2 and these genetics are some of the highest yielding genetics out there. In an effort to help us make decisions for this coming year we participated in a joint effort with Wyffels and put yellow sticky traps in our bean plot fields.

Looking for Palmer Amaranth Populations

The weed science programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois are participating in a research project sponsored by the United Soybean Board to survey and monitor the potential for the evolution of weeds with resistance to glufosinate and dicamba. 

Seedling Diseases in Soybeans - Time to Scout!

Now is the time that seedling diseases of soybeans will start to be apparent.

Early Season Management of Soybeans

With soybean acreage in Illinois expected to increase some and corn acreage to fall this year, some soybeans in 2018 will follow soybeans.

Managing Corn Rootworm Populations in Illinois: Considerations for 2018

Rootworm management is a yearly consideration for most corn producers in central and northern Illinois.

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