WILL Agriculture's mission is to distribute regionally, nationally, and internationally information and analysis of commodity markets and agricultural weather.
Program includes keynote presentations on land values, crop insurance under the new farm bill, and the ARC/PLC decision as well as marketing panels on corn, soybeans, and cash grain. Lunch and parking is included. Ticket Price: $25.00. Order tickets by phone at 800-898-1065, or Purchase tickets online here.
Sometimes you just have to stop & watch the sunrise. This beauty came up October 29th. The Andersons grain elevator in Champaign is in the foreground.
by Todd E. Gleason
Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture takes a census. USDA NASS collects all kinds of data about farm production in the U.S.A. The agency has developed a tool to map this data. It is a way to visualize agricultural production, income, wealth distribution, management type, and the demographics of farmers. These three maps show the primary growing regions for corn, soybean, and wheat. The darkest green areas represent acres where the cropland is at least 45 percent sown to the crop listed. The corn belt is easy to see, and not that much of a surprise. However, the primary soybean growing regions of the nation are bit more diverse than you might expect and seem to follow the Mississippi Valley watershed from New Orleans to St. Louis, along the Ohio River Valley and the mighty Missouri River.
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 by Aaron Hager
Fall-Applied Herbicides: Which Weed Species Should be the Target?
Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species compared with similar applications made in the spring. Marestail is one example of a weed species that is often better controlled with herbicides applied in the fall compared with the spring. An increasing frequency of marestail populations in Illinois are resistant to glyphosate, and within the past year we have confirmed that resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides also is present in Illinois populations. Targeting emerged marestail with higher application rates of products such as 2,4-D in the fall almost always