Published February 15, 2012 | By admin
NEW in February 2012: First reporting from a cooperative study at Univ. of Illinois
After a nasty year of watching the fields start off wet and cool in 2011 then turning off unseasonably dry and hot in the summer, Dr. Laura Gentry has offered a report pared down for all to read as to how it went. This study is fairly complex but looks at crop rotation, tillage, fertilizer, hybrids, fungicides, plant population, residue remaining or baled off at 50% left. Please read what we saw happen in 2011. This study will be continued on into 2012 and beyond to observe what factors will help the Eastern Corn Belt farmers to sustain high corn yields as the demand for more corn production calls on American farmers. Download the Illinois Omissions study results.