University of Illinois Extension http://tspr.org en Harsh Winter Likely Didn’t Slow Japanese Beetle http://tspr.org/post/harsh-winter-likely-didn-t-slow-japanese-beetle <p>Farmers and home gardeners probably should not expect a respite from a voracious pest. Mon, 12 May 2014 17:02:11 +0000 Rich Egger 53062 at http://tspr.org Harsh Winter Likely Didn’t Slow Japanese Beetle Farmers' Tools Include New Smartphone App http://tspr.org/post/farmers-tools-include-new-smartphone-app <p>This is the time of year that many farmers apply nitrogen fertilizer to get ready for next year’s crop, now University of Illinois Extension is promoting a new tool to make it easier for farmers to apply the right amount. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:17:09 +0000 Scott Stuntz 43622 at http://tspr.org Farmers' Tools Include New Smartphone App USDA Issues Harvest Reports Again http://tspr.org/post/usda-issues-harvest-reports-again <p>This is the first week since the partial government shutdown that the USDA has issued its regular update on the fall harvest. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:34:50 +0000 Scott Stuntz 42582 at http://tspr.org USDA Issues Harvest Reports Again Midweek Downpour not Enough for Farmers http://tspr.org/post/midweek-downpour-not-enough-farmers <p>The rain that areas of Western Illinois saw on Wednesday was enough to keep crops "one step ahead” of drought stress, but not enough to keep crops satisfied in the long term. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:45:27 +0000 Scott Stuntz 38687 at http://tspr.org Midweek Downpour not Enough for Farmers Extension Helps Farmers with BT Resistance http://tspr.org/post/extension-helps-farmers-bt-resistance <p>There have been reports recently of the western corn rootworm becoming resistant to the genetically modified crops designed to protect against them. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:07:35 +0000 Scott Stuntz 36978 at http://tspr.org Extension Helps Farmers with BT Resistance