Matt Case Jr. - Hinckley, Illinois
Rainfall:Northern Illinois, on average, received 0.5- 1 inches of rain this week. The storms that rolled through our area brought lightning and thunder. Northern Illinois is fortunate to have received these showers, the crops responded nicely. Throughout the week weather has been warm and clear with sunshine. At night temperatures dropped as low as 45-50 degrees fahrenheit.
Corn: Corn kernels have dented in most fields. Kernel milk layer started its 6-8 week trip towards the cob (center of plant) - ultimately reaching black layer.
Soybeans: Soybeans look healthy and responded strongly to the rainfall Northern Illinois received. ProHarvests variety 2827x has a medium height, medium bush plant structure with fantastic node placement. ProHarvests variety 2827x (2.8rm) is a hero in the field with proven genetics.
Cover Crops: Cover Crops are a few weeks away. Farmers implementing ProHarvests Cover-365 strategy into their farming operation are excited to reap all the added benefits when planting their ProHarvest Cover Crops. Farmers who want to break those yield barriers are realizing how valuable ProHarvest Cover-365 is when implemented in their own farming operation.