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Ground Work 2021:Illinois Harvest Just Underway

Daryl Cates|Sep 20, 2021

We had hot, dry weather the last two weeks of August, in my area along the Mississippi River in the heart of the U.S. Midwest.…

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Ground Work 2021:Protecting Soybean Yield and Quality in Illinois

Daryl Cates|Aug 20, 2021

This season continues to change constantly. In my area along the Mississippi River in the heart of the U.S. Midwest, we’ve had very dry conditions,…

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Ground Work 2021:Mississippi River Levels, Rain Impact Illinois Soybeans

Daryl Cates|Jul 21, 2021

What a difference a week makes. During the week of June 21, the Mississippi River dropped as low as 3 m, or 10 feet, and…

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Ground Work 2021:Controlling Weeds in Illinois

Daryl Cates|Jun 24, 2021

After rain delays through much of May, I finished planting soybeans on June 5. I am still amazed at how quickly we can get caught…

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Ground Work 2021:Planting Delays in Illinois

Daryl Cates|May 26, 2021

After a good start to planting, rains at the end of April and the beginning of May interrupted us and kept us out of the…

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2020 Ground Work:Preparing for Next Season in Illinois

Elliott Uphoff|Dec 15, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares his final 2020 Ground Work update about his cover crop experiment and preparation for the 2021 growing season.

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2020 Ground Work:Fall Fieldwork in Illinois

Elliott Uphoff|Nov 12, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean and corn harvest on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work:Illinois Soybean Harvest Rolling

Elliott Uphoff|Oct 19, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean and corn harvest on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work:Time to Begin Illinois Harvest

Elliott Uphoff|Sep 16, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about the beginning of corn harvest and expectations for soybean harvest on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work:Soybeans Starting to Fill Pods in Illinois

Elliott Uphoff|Aug 21, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean and corn growth, and fungicide and insecticide applications on his farm.