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

Northern IL

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***New for Climate FieldView users!

March 12, 2020

Upcoming Dicamba / Agronomy Training:

The Mill Wheel Tavern - Milledgeville, Illinois

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020

10:00 AM: Registration / Dicamba Certification

12:00 PM: Lunch hosted by Carroll Service

1:00 PM: Agronomy Update

               Live Bayer Plus Rewards Registration

Happy Hour to follow - hosted by the Carroll County DEKALB/Asgrow Independent Dealers

Click Here for Dicamba Pre-Registration


February 10, 2020

The Bayer Monmouth Learning Center published their new 2019 research book last week.  Click on the below link to check it out:

Bayer 2019 Field Research

February 7, 2020

February is a good time to make sure all your monitors, iPads and Apps are ready for planting.  Some of you may need to clean up a few maps from harvest or maybe have boundaries on FieldView that need adjusted.  

Tanner Dunn (pictured right) is our local Climate FieldView Manager and can fix about anything.  This week was a perfect example.  Click on the below link to learn why!

Bayer PLUS Rewards - 2020 Rebate Program

Introducing Bayer PLUS Rewards

It's more than just a rewards program. Our broad portfolio of high-performance products is built to help you meet your toughest challenges with more choice, flexibility and simplicity than ever. 

There’s no need to keep track of paperwork; we do the heavy lifting so you can focus on your operation. Simply choose the products that are right for your farm — and earn rewards on eligible purchases along the way. With Bayer PLUS Rewards, you own the decision, the rewards and how you use them. 

That's the advantage of more control in your hands. That’s the PLUS!

Click here to find out more!

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.

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!



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!