The past week was great for the crops' development. Hot temperatures along with adequate moisture have both the corn and beans gaining height at a rapid pace. Earlier in the week our first planted corn began to tassel. As of the holiday weekend, their is a fair amount of corn that is tasseling in our area. The recent drier weather allowed us to wrap up spraying our final pass of herbicide applications on the soybeans. We also got the majority of all our road banks and ditches mowed and looking good for the 4th.
On Thursday of this past week we hosted our local McGillicuddy Corrigan Agronomic Focus Group. This group is comprised of farmers from central Illinois who have the desire to improve their cropping practices and share ideas with other farmers in order to achieve higher yields. The majority of this meeting focused on late season nitrogen management and fungicide applications.
Enjoy your 4th of July weekend!