Here is an excellent article just posted by University of Illinois Researchers-Gary Schnitkey, Sarah Sellars, and Laura Gentry Reposted by R.L.(Bob) Nielsen of Purdue University Agronomy Proven-Scientific data saving you $5 to $9 per acre. That’ll buy a lot of groceries!! https://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2020/08/cutting-fertilizer-rates-to-save-costs.html
It may be a hard decision right now when and if to apply fungicides. Here is a recent LG article for your review. Those of you with a cropping plan that includes designated fields to apply fungicides should stay with your plan-PROTECT YIELD!! https://www.lgseeds.com/blog/agronomy-blog/2020/07/16/fungicide—when-should-it-be-applied
HERE IS AN EXCELLENT ARTICLE TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT YOUR HAIL DAMAGE AT THESE EARLIER CROP STAGES. https://www.lgseeds.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/tech-523—early-season-hail-damaged-corn.pdf?sfvrsn=a9024824_0
https://wapo.st/corona-simulator This link is courtesy of R.L. Bob Nielsen Extension Corn Specialist & Professor of Agronomy–Agronomy Dept @ Purdue University Really puts it all in perspective.
Here is a must read article by LG Seeds about early soybean planting. We should be planting soybeans at the same time we are planting corn. EARLY SOYBEAN PLANTING
Here is the new “Corn Drydown Calculator” published by Iowa State. https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/blog/mark-licht-sotirios-archontoulis/corn-dry-down-calculator-goes-live
HERE IS A GREAT VIDEO THAT CAN HELP YOU WITH DECISIONS CONCERNING YOUR HAILED ON CORN FIELD https://youtu.be/xtqTTLdaWPo
Prevented Planting, 2019 Market Facilitation Program Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Price Dynamics https://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2019/05/prevented-planting-2019-market-facilitation-program-payments-disaster-assistance-and-price-dynamics.html
Here is a great article to help you decide when to switch hybrids. https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/timeless/HybridMaturityDelayedPlant.html Also use your Advantage Acre program to study data concerning expected GDU’s for planting corn right up to June 8.