High confidence for West Central Illinois farmers
An agronomist says west-central Illinois farmers have had better-than-average growing conditions this year.
Lance Tarochione of DEKALB Asgrow says it was drier than other parts of the state. “But it’s never dry enough to suffer a big yield loss,” he said. “We got timely rains when we had to have them.”
He calls it Brownfield right now – the disease pressure is low. “The yield prospects look very good. If we continue to get rains through grain fill, I think we will have excellent crop prospects here in western Illinois.”
According to the latest USDA crop report, 68 percent of soybeans and 74 percent of corn are rated good to excellent.
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