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2016 Weed Control Guide Now Available

The 2016 Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois contains 224 pages of weed management information, including weed response ratings for corn and soybean herbicides. Information and recommendations for managing weeds in small grains and forages is included, along with more specific information about and control recommendations for several problem weed species.… Read more

Early Registration Open for Bi-State Crop Advantage Conferences


This January Extension Specialists from both Iowa State University and the University of Illinois will present some of the latest research-based information on crop production and management issues at two Bi-State Crop Advantage Conferences:

January 8 in Burlington, IA and January 29 in Moline, IL.… Read more

2016 Crop Management Conferences Registration Open

Registration is open for the 2016 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers and are designed to address a wide array of topics pertinent to crop production in Illinois: crop management, pest management, nutrient management, soil and water management.… Read more

Save the Date: Regional Illinois Crop Management Conferences

The dates and locations for the 2016 regional Crop Management Conferences are as follows:


       January 20: Mt. Vernon – Krieger/Holiday Inn Convention Center.

       January 27: Springfield – Northfield Inn Conference Center.

       February 3:  Champaign – i-Hotel and Conference Center.… Read more

Ewing Demonstration Center Fall Cover Crop Field Day – Nov. 3

Join us for our Fall Cover Crop Field Day at the University of Illinois Extension Ewing Demonstration Center on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Included in the afternoon field day will be a discussion of the on-going cover crop research, including a tour of the annual cover crop variety trial with over 20 differ-ent cover crop plots.… Read more

Considerations for Weed Management in 2016

Here is the final installment of considerations for weed management in 2016.


Steps for Successful Weed Management in Glufosinate-Resistant (Liberty Link) Soybean


Step 1:

Plant Liberty Link soybean seed into a weed-free seedbed

Achieve a weed-free seedbed through the use of:

                          1) Preplant tillage

                          2) Effective burndown herbicide(s)

                          3) A combination of tillage and burndown herbicides


Step 2:

Select and apply within 14 days of planting a soil-residual herbicide that targets your most problematic weed species.… Read more

Considerations for Weed Management in 2016


Here is the third installment with additional considerations for weed management in 2016.  The final installment will be posted tomorrow.


Multiple or Effective

The continuing and expanding challenges imposed on agronomic cropping systems by weed populations resistant to various herbicides has led to renewed interest in utilizing multiple modes of herbicide action in weed management programs.… Read more

University of Illinois Retirement and New Career

On October 31, 2015, I will retire from the University of Illinois and on November 9, 2015, begin a new career with Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri as Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lead. So, my actual retirement will be short-lived.… Read more

Considerations for Weed Management in 2016

Here is the second installment with additional considerations for weed management in 2016.

Resistance remains

Herbicide-resistant weed populations continue to be a common occurrence across most areas of Illinois. Waterhemp and horseweed (marestail) are the two most common herbicide-resistant weed species in Illinois, and observations during 2015 suggest these species are likely to remain prevalent in 2016.… Read more

Considerations for Weed Management in 2016

One of the founding fathers of the United States is often credited as the source of the phrase “in this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” Scholars and pundits alike have added other “certainties” to this relatively short original list, so perhaps we can enjoy a sense of serenity to suggest another: weeds.… Read more