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Weekly Crop Report - August 4, 2017
Jake Wilken - Ashkum, IL
Corn-: With some of the rain this last week the corn is continuing to even up, the replant corn is about the same height as the first planted, a lot of corn is brown silked now and the pollination appears to have gone well.  The ears are pretty good sized, but there are still a lot of wet holes so that will hurt the overall yield, but all in all it seems to be not as bad as everyone thought early on.
Soybeans: The beans have continued to shoot up the last 10 days or so, some beans are setting pods and are really coming along.  The beans aren't going to be as tall as last year, but that's not all bad
Josh Sullivan - Morrisonville, IL
Rainfall: No rain this week however the temperature is much cooler. 
Corn: The corn is starting to dent and some fields appear to maturing. Ear count is higher around 34,000 per acre but do not know what type of weight per ear.
Soybeans:Soybeans are full flowered and have seemed to have grown overnight with the rain we received last week. We have had to break out the old weed hooks to clean up some big problem areas with waterhemp.
Jay Whalen - Flanagan, IL
Rainfall: We have had no rain this week but no extreme temps either so everything is looking pretty good!
Corn: Corn is filling ears out very well and staying green and intact this week, looking very good!
Soybeans: Soybeans are still growing, almost all have now filled the rows in which I did not expect! Pods are coming in and we are still blooming, so looking good for beans also!

Clyde Burchett - Higginsville, MO
Rainfall :Heavy rainfall, 6-9” overnight,  last week caused flooding in low lying areas.  This was on the heels of a 10 day very high temperature and stress environment.  Temperatures have cooled off considerably this week
Corn:Early corn is beginning to dent
Soybeans: Soybeans are beginning pod fill.
Overall Corn and beans have recovered from the stress and are looking very good.    
Other:  No significant diseases showing up in either corn or beans.  Moderate levels of Japanese beetles are hanging on much longer than anticipated. Cool temperatures and good rainfall at pod fill has me concerned about the potential for SDS.  Will keep watch over the next few weeks.
Wade Lamphere - Durand, WI
Rainfall: Not much change from last week.
Still waiting on some rain.  Sounds like our best chance is Thursday, but we will also see a 20 degree temperature drop, giving us highs in the mid 60’s.
Corn:Some corn is still in the pollination process but most of the early season varieties are in the blister stage.
Soybeans: Soybeans are in the R2 to R3 stage.  Walked an early variety today that is showing some white mold, the beans were chest high in those areas of the field. 
This particular field was drilled and under irrigation. I don’t believe we would have seen the same symptoms if not for those two factors. We really haven’t had enough rain to warrant a big white mold outbreak in this area.
  John Williams - Pekin, IL
Rainfall: No rainfall this week.
Corn:Corn is finishing up with pollination and it looks like pollination went well.  
Starting to see some Grey leaf spot so we need to be vigilant and watch those fields closely.  Corn fields look very good but we need to remember that plant stands are not as good as they have been in past years.  The ears are flexing somewhat but it will tough for them to make up for low stand counts.  
Soybeans: Soybean are doing very well.  Many fields have close their rows and have set their pods. Still seeing Japanese beetles working on some soybean fields.  
 Matt Case Jr. - Hinckley, Illinois
Rainfall:We have received no rain this week but are expecting showers later in the week existing into the weekend. Last week we received storms that put some fields under water. There are couple acre drown out spots that have turned brown, but nothing too detrimental.This week we have had good growing conditions. Warm weather during the day and mid 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit at night.  Let's talk about what the Corn and Soybeans are doing, shall we?
Corn:Depending on planting date I have seen Corn in Dekalb County range from Growth Stage(VT) to (R3). Most fields have all brought on tassles, for the exception of a couple fields that had late replant dates. I have seen Green Snap in some fields but none surpassing economic threshold. Planes are out and applicating fungicides and pesticides.
Soybeans: Now, onto Soybeans- Northern Illinois farmers, their soybeans are looking healthy here in Dekalb County and range from Growth Stage V3-R5. ProHarvest Seeds Xtend and RR2Y Soybean Varieties look great in the field. Personally, I am very impressed.

Lynn Mckibben - Pekin, IL
Rainfall:No rain in Pekin this past week. Fortunately temps were milder.
Corn:Corn crop looks good in some areas and average in other areas. Will be doing yield estimates next week.
Soybeans: Beans are setting pods and look good in most area's. We will still need rain to get upper end yields in beans. Waterhemp is starting to show its ugly face above the canopy in a number of fields. We will know more on yields in 2 -3 weeks.

 Corn picture( Left)  is out of a plot down by Elkhart. Our new release 8277 on the right and 8312 on the left. 8277 is 20 around and 36 - 38 long. The 8312 was 18 around and similar length.  Population was about 35,000. Really good plot. Planted April 15th
Picture From : Lynn Mckibbin

June 08

As seen in Illinois AgriNews

Because of the benefits corn and soybean growers are seeing associated with Cover Crop applications, the number of acres being planted to Cover Crops continues to rise.

At the same time, with more persistent weeds showing tolerance to glyphosate herbicide programs in recent years, another rising trend involves growers adding tank mix partners and


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