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Calculating N-Rates for Corn | with Emerson Nafziger

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Calculating N-Rates for Corn | with Emerson Nafziger
Emerson Nafziger, Extension Agronomist - University of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois Agronomist Emerson Nafziger says deep prairie soils can provide up to one-hundred-pounds of N annually. This makes nitrogen fertilizer applications less limiting than once thought. Todd Gleason talks with Nafziger about how farmers should calculate anhydrous ammonia rates this fall.17:32 soq

Avoiding Field & Combine Fires

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Avoiding Field & Combine Fires
Duane Friend, University of Illinois ExtensionWe’ve been hearing about range and brush fires out west all year long. Now, the threat has come to the corn belt. Todd Gleason has more on how farmers can work to avoid combine and field fires this harvest season. 2:15 radio
2:24 radio self-contained Dry conditions from the Dakota’s to Illinois should keep farmers wary of accidentally starting a fire. It’s not something that aren’t used to thinking about each harvest, but one to take special note of this season says Duane Friend from the University of Illinois.Friend :37 …and you can end up with a field fire.Quote Summary - And it is one of those things where you may have a combine or a truck out in the field and field fires don’t always just start immediately. Sometimes they can start from plant materials which have been smoldering for 15 to 30 minutes. So, if somebody is driving a vehicle with a hot exhaust pipe through a field and it comes…

Dealing with Fall Drought in the Home Landscape

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Dealing with Fall Drought in the Home Landscape
Chris Enroth, Extension Horticulture - University of IllinoisIt appears the dry weather is going to last through the fall. Todd Gleason has more from the University of Illinois on how to care for your yard and landscape.