Brought to you by your local dealers:           
Brad Smith                               Brian Daehler
Scott Durward                        Sarah Schmidt
Dustin Spears  
                             

Northern IL
DEKALB/Asgrow

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2019 Carroll County Field Day


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

(Rain or Shine)


Smith Farming Corp.

4330 Center Drive

Milledgeville, IL 61051


Dinner served between

5:00 - 8:00 pm


Featured Topics: 

New Corn & Bean Products

2020 Finance Options

Current Agronomic Issues

& More!


Hosted by:

Smith Farming Corp.

Martz-Spear Seed

Community Seeds

Brian Daehler

Sarah Schmidt 







August 19, 2019


CRW Beetle populations on traps in soybean fields have risen this past week in the Lanark, Polo, north of Milledgeville, and northeast Sterling areas.  The Morrison, Chadwick, southwest of Sterling, Thompson and Franklin Grove areas continue to be low this week.


We will continue to give you updates as the trapping continues over the next several weeks!







August 10, 2019


Tar Spot has been popping up again in the Midwest area corn fields.  So far, it's presence has been low in this area, but Whiteside and Lee Counties have had positive findings for Tar Spot.

 

To help combat Tar Spot, a dual mode of action residual fungicide like Delaro has both preventative and curative properties to fight against Tar Spot and other fungal diseases in both corn and soybeans!



July 25, 2019


If you happen to see these corn rootworm traps in area soybean fields, we are currently trapping for Northern and Western CRW Beetles in Whiteside, Carroll, and Lee Counties!

July 15, 2019


Here is a quick video our Technical Agronomist, Jim Donnelly did with us recently covering some of the questions that many growers have been asking recently. 


Check it out!

June 18, 2019


DKC58-34 looking great on a customer field!




 






May 14, 2019


Another plot was planted today!  This plot was at the Martz-Spears Farm near Lanark, Illinois.  We're finally getting back into the fields after a long stretch of cold, wet weather.  We hope planting is going well for the other farmers out there too!


So far, the CRW Beetle populations trapped this past week have been low to non-existent.  We will keep you posted on this study!


May 8, 2019


Here is some of the Martz-Spears corn that was planted Friday, April 19th. Dustin said most of the corn seen in fields seemed to handle the cold and wet stretch pretty well. Hopefully all the corn that was planted early will make it up in the next week!


Congratulation to Flikkema Farms for their 1st Place finish in DSM Dave Minssen's Asgrow contest, winning with Asgrow 100 Bushel per Acre. 


Welcome to the #Go100Club Flikkema Farms!


#XtendYourYield

 

April 15, 2019


We're close to finishing up on seed deliveries for the spring.  Weather has been an issue getting seed delivered this year!  We hope you've been able to get some field work done.  Looking forward to a successful PLANT#19 with you!


April 4, 2019


Treating Asgrow soybeans at Smith Farming Corporation in Milledgeville, Illinois is in full throttle right now!


Soybean treatments include Acceleron, Ilevo, NEMASTRIKE, and TagTeam LCO Biological Inoculants.  

 
 

DEKALB Agronomist Jim Donnelly talks about Managing Strip-Till Corn Using Starter Fertilizer in this article.  A very good read for those using strip-till management!








We had a great time with our customers on a cold, snowy day at the Northern IL DKC, Winter Agronomy & Dicamba Training, that was held at the Mill Wheel Tavern in Milledgeville, on February 12. 


Pictured above is Dekalb Agronomist Jim Donnelly (standing at the far, front-right side) presenting the Dicamba training.  Jim also talked about tar spot and root worm management for the upcoming 2019 growing season.  


A special thank you to Tom Wells and Hud Adams from Bayer who also presented training on Delaro Fungicide and Roundup Ready Xtend.


We truly appreciate you all who were able to join us, and we look forward to a successful 2019 growing season with you!




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