Angie Peltier

For iPhone and Android
7:17 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Farmers' Tools Include New Smartphone App

The iPhone version of University of Illinois Extension's nitrogen application app.
Credit U of I Extension

This is the time of year that many farmers apply nitrogen fertilizer to get ready for next year’s crop, now University of Illinois Extension is promoting a new tool to make it easier for farmers to apply the right amount.

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Weather and Weeds are topics
10:35 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Agronomy Day Offers Look at Research

Western Illinois University's Agronomy Day will feature two topics that can make or break a farming operation-weather and weeds.

Dr. Mark Bertrands is one of the speakers. He says winter annual weeds got a head start due to early warm weather this year

He also says, “The other challenge that I've seen is that we had several periods where it was quite dry and many times we put down pre-emergence herbicides that keep the weeds from coming up. Many of those failed. Put some pressure on the herbicides we applied later on to take care of what was missed the first time.”

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