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Illinois Agronomy Update

Illinois Agronomy Update

By Hertz Farm Management
Timely agronomic information for the central corn belt.
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Crop Health and Status Update
Lance Tarochione, Technical Agronomist with DEKALB/Asgrow, Joins us to provide an update on what he’s seeing out in the field. Increasing levels of disease, as well as some insect issues are popping up around the region. Lance shares his insight on what to expect as we progress towards harvest.
September 06, 2022
Crop Status Update
Jason McVicker, Field Agronomist with Pioneer, joins us to provide a crop status update for the area. The current disease outlook & fungicide applications are covered, as well as current insect and weather issues.
August 15, 2022
Rising Input Costs and 2023 Farm Profitability
Gary Schnitkey, Professor of Farm Management at the University of IL, joins us to provide his insight on the increasing costs of crop inputs and 2023 profitability.
August 08, 2022
Corn Breeding: Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Going.
Devin Nichols, Corn Breeder with Wyffels Hybrids, joins us for a fascinating discussion about the history of corn breeding and the newest tools & technology being used in the industry.
July 01, 2022
2022 Season Insect Outlook
With the corn rootworm hatch well underway in the Midwest, Dr. Nick Seiter, entomologist with the University of Illinois, joins us to provide his insight on not only the corn rootworm outlook and management recommendations for 2022, but we touch base on some other insects as well.
June 15, 2022
Delayed Planting Considerations
Don’t hit the panic button just yet… Lance Tarochione, Technical Agronomist with DEKALB and Asgrow joins us to talk about the cold, wet conditions that have held up planting in much of Illinois and how to manage around it.
April 27, 2022
Corn & Soybean Planting Considerations
Kevin Gale, Regional Sales Agronomist with AgriGold, joins us to talk about planting considerations as we get ready for the 2022 season. Topics include getting a good stand establishment, tips for maximizing soybean yield, nitrogen management, and more!
March 29, 2022
Planting/Spring Weather Outlook
Eric Snodgrass, Science Fellow with Nutrien, joins us to give his insight on current weather patterns and the outlook for the next several weeks as we head into planting season.
March 25, 2022
Crop Insurance and ARC vs. PLC
James Mickley, owner and agent with Hanford Insurance Agency, joins us to give some background and an overview of crop insurance, as well as some basic information on the ARC and PLC government programs and how they relate to crop insurance.
March 07, 2022
Commodity Market Outlook
Naomi Blohm, Senior Market Advisor with Total Farm Marketing shares her insight on the most recent USDA report and the current key factors in the commodities markets: where we are at today, and what to be looking for in the near term.
February 09, 2022
Carbon Markets
Lauren Lurkins, Director of Environmental Policy at the IL Farm Bureau, joins us for an in depth discussion about Carbon Markets… The background, how they work, and considerations for farmers and landowners.
February 07, 2022
Farmland Values in 2021 and Beyond
Doug Hensley, President of Real Estate Services for Hertz Farm Management, joins us to talk about farmland values in the Midwest over the past 12 months and looking ahead into 2022 - as well as the services Hertz offers.
December 01, 2021
S1E10: CRP 101
District Conservationist Erika Luft with the NRCS offices in Bureau/Marshall/Putnam/Stark counties in Illinois joins us to talk about the primary conservation programs available to farmers and landowners.
November 01, 2021
S1E9: Southern MN Harvest Update
Steve Hiniker, Farm Manager with Hertz Farm Management in Mankato, MN and Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist with the University of MN Extension join us to recap the Southern Minnesota growing season and update us on harvest progress and issues in that region.
October 19, 2021
S1E8: East Central Iowa Harvest Update
Ryan Kay, Farm Manager with Hertz Farm Management in Mount Vernon, Iowa joins us to talk about harvest progress and current agronomic issues in East Central Iowa.
October 15, 2021
S1E7: SE Nebraska/Southern South Dakota Harvest Update
For the third episode in our Harvest Update series, Farm Manager Scott Arens from Hertz Farm Management in Norfolk, NE joins us to recap the growing season and talk about harvest progress and current agronomic issues in the Northeast Nebraska and Southern South Dakota geography.
October 13, 2021
S1E6: North Central IL Harvest Update
Jason McVicker, Pioneer Field Agronomist joins us to give an update on the harvest in North Central Illinois and the issues he has been seeing.
October 08, 2021
S1E5: Harvest Update-West Central IL
Lance Tarochione, Technical Agronomist with Dekalb/Asgrow in Central Illinois joins us to give a harvest update for his region. Topics include the extreme variability in corn yields and the factors behind that, as well as better than expected soybean yields we’ve been seeing in that area. This is the first in a series of episodes that will cover regions across the corn belt.
October 04, 2021
S1E4: Grain Markets, Rising Input Costs, and Implications for 2022
Krista Swanson, Research Associate from the University of Illinois joins us to talk about the current climate with regard to grain markets and rising input costs, and how that may impact profitability in 2022.
October 01, 2021
S1E3: Disease Update With Dr. Nathan Kleczewski
Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, Technical Agronomist and plant pathologist with Growmark joins us to give an update on the corn and soybean disease situation in the region. We discuss tar spot, stalk rots, white mold and more.
September 14, 2021
S1E2: Harvest/Fall Weather Outlook
Illinois State Climatologist Dr. Trent Ford joins us to recap key weather events of the 2021 growing season and look ahead to the harvest/fall weather outlook.
September 02, 2021
S1E1: Insect Update with Nick Seiter
University of Illinois Extension entomologist Nick Seiter joins us to talk about the current status of corn and soybean insect pressure in the central corn belt. We discuss the resurgence of corn rootworm in Northern Illinois as well as fall armyworm in Southern Illinois, soybean gall midge in Iowa, and more!
August 24, 2021
We’re Back!
Thank you to everyone who’s been listening to us over the years. We have a new title and a new look coming soon, but one thing that isn’t changing is our mission to bring you relevant, up-to-date agronomic information for the central corn belt. We have some exciting guests lined up and we look forward to talking with you again very soon!
August 04, 2021