Unknowns for IL crops as growing season winds down

Two team leaders with Beck’s say corn and soybeans in northern Illinois are doing alright, but there are a few unknowns as the growing season ends.

Timothy Hartman, based in northeastern Illinois, says the early August rains and cooler temperatures were helpful, but…

“What does test weight and grain fill look like with the hot, dry August after the rains?”

David Roome, based in northwestern Illinois, tells Brownfield the weather has been a big factor for the crop this year.

“There were crucial points in the season where crops missed out on rains and now, there may not be the soybean fill that we’d expected.”

Roome says corn silage will likely start being chopped in the next week, with early corn following shortly after.

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