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Series Title: 2021 farmdoc Update

Dates: September 2nd - October 14th

New issues have emerged in Corn-belt agriculture with outlook and costs still being on the forefront. The following webinar series will aid in setting current thinking of the agricultural economy moving into 2022.

Title: Managing Weeds in Variable Weather: Insights From Data Mining

Dates: September 30th @ 11:00 - 12:00 pm CDT

Global climate change is creating challenges for agriculture today and will continue in the future. During the past 50 years in the US Cornbelt, average air temperatures have risen and rainfall has become more variable, including an increase in the total number of extreme rainfall events. These trends are expected to continue. Weather and weeds are two stressors that can act simultaneously to affect crop performance, yet their comprehensive study in tandem is limited. The webinar will discuss the most important relationships among weed control and weather variability on corn yield loss due to weeds.

Title: Is the MRTN Nitrogen Rate for Corn High Enough?

Dates: October 7th @ 11:00 - 12:00 pm CDT

The Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) is a recommended N rate based on recent N response trials, and is often lower than rates based on expected yields. We’ll discuss how much risk this brings, and will introduce a way for producers to check MRTN performance in the field.

Title: Grain Returns for 2021 and 2022

Dates: October 14th @ 11:00 - 12:00 pm CDT

Production cost are rising at substantial rates. Here we will summarize grain farm financial statements for farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business Farm Management, and present projections for the future.

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