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Japanese Beetle Management Guidelines

Japanese beetles have been arriving throughout Illinois over the last couple of weeks, and are becoming pretty conspicuous in some areas.

Weed Management on Prevented Planting Acres

Even though no crop will be planted, weed control practices still should be implemented to reduce seed production from summer annual weed species.

United Prairie VT2 and Smartstax Decisions

Seed suppliers continue to come with new genetics that are only available in VT2 and these genetics are some of the highest yielding genetics out there. In an effort to help us make decisions for this coming year we participated in a joint effort with Wyffels and put yellow sticky traps in our bean plot fields.

Looking for Palmer Amaranth Populations

The weed science programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois are participating in a research project sponsored by the United Soybean Board to survey and monitor the potential for the evolution of weeds with resistance to glufosinate and dicamba. 

Seedling Diseases in Soybeans - Time to Scout!

Now is the time that seedling diseases of soybeans will start to be apparent.

Early Season Management of Soybeans

With soybean acreage in Illinois expected to increase some and corn acreage to fall this year, some soybeans in 2018 will follow soybeans.

Managing Corn Rootworm Populations in Illinois: Considerations for 2018

Rootworm management is a yearly consideration for most corn producers in central and northern Illinois.

Hoopeston Site of New United Prairie Facility

Producers in the Hoopeston area will soon have a convenient new source of quality agronomy products and services. United Prairie will begin construction this spring on our new location just east of town.

Research Yields Bottom-Line Results

At United Prairie, we place a very high value on local research. All sorts of products and practices come to the market with some big claims. Our goal is to determine which products will actually perform, and provide a consistent return on investment, under the growing conditions we encounter in our trade area.

Helping Us Meet the Dicamba Challenge

As we gear up for the second year of dicamba application, there’s no doubt the revised label creates challenges for both applicators and producers.

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