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Corn Development
Colin Smith /  Aug 31, 2014
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Corn is early to late blister as of August 30, 2014. Similar to most corn in the area it will need all the Sept weather available to make grade. This region suffered very cool summer nights and cool cloudy days for July and August.
Location:  Arthur, ON
Topics:  Corn
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Optimum Acre vs. Common Acre
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Aug 29, 2014
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Optimum acre management showing a +39 bushel yield advantage over the Common acre at 30,000 plants per acre!
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Corn, Nutrient Management, Crop Yield
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Britton Answer Plot
Chris Redfield /  Aug 28, 2014
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Grower tour at Britton, South Dakota. Great crowd!
Location:  Britton, SD
Topics:  Weather/Environment
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Watertown Update
Chris Redfield /  Aug 22, 2014
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Grower Tour Today
Location:  Watertown, SD
Topics:  Weather/Environment
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Othello Field Day
Ryan T Klein /  Aug 21, 2014
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We had good attendance at the Othello Answer Plot session today. Pictured here, Regional Agronomist Paul Tracy presents to attendees.
Location:  Othello, WA
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development
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Wheat Harvest
Ryan T Klein /  Aug 13, 2014
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Wheat harvest is underway at the Reardan AP.
Location:  Rearden, WA
Topics:  Small Grain (Wheat, Barley, Oat)
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Wheat and canola harvest
Ryan T Klein /  Aug 13, 2014
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Wheat and canola harvest is about to start today at the Reardan, WA AP.
Location:  Rearden, WA
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development, Canola
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Greenleaf VRI Installed
Ryan T Klein /  Aug 08, 2014
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A Lindsay Variable Rate Irrigation system was installed on the Zimmatic linear at the Greenleaf Answer Plot this week. This allows us to conduct water use efficiency trials by putting down different amounts of water on certain areas of the field. We can see how a hybrid performs under differing water application levels. See it in action:
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Corn, Soil and Water, Weather/Environment
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Jerome Field Days
Ryan T Klein /  Aug 08, 2014
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Jerome Field Days have been announced! They are coming up very quickly, too. Here is a quick rundown of all events.
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Alfalfa, Crop Yield, Weed Control, Insect Control, Micronutrients, Plant Growth Regulators, Herbicides, Fungicides, Adjuvants, Sorghum, Vegetables, Nutrient Management, Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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Greenleaf Field Days
Ryan T Klein /  Aug 08, 2014
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Greenleaf Field Days have been announced! Here is a quick rundown:
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Alfalfa, Corn, Nutrient Management, Adjuvants, Herbicides, Micronutrients, Plant Growth Regulators, Plant Growth and Development
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Greenleaf corn demos
Ryan T Klein /  Aug 07, 2014
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As this image shows, the corn demos are coming along very nicely at the Greenleaf, ID Answer Plot location.
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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Field Update from Ryan Klein
Brenda Ruesch /  Aug 06, 2014
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Installing the Lindsay Variable Rate Irrigation system on the Zimmatic linear at the Greenleaf Answer Plot on August 6.
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Soil and Water
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Goodhue Forage Day update from Troy Altmann
Brenda Ruesch /  Aug 04, 2014
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Regional Forage Agronomist Randy Welch discusses alfalfa management at the Goodhue, MN Answer Plot Forage Day on July 31. Topics included regrowth differences, nutritional advice and insect management.
Location:  Goodhue, MN
Topics:  Alfalfa, Insect Control, Plant Growth and Development
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Forage Days
Chris Redfield /  Jul 30, 2014
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Watertown Answer Plot Forage Days
Location:  Watertown, SD
Topics:  Alfalfa
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Field update from Nicky Broeske, Seed & Agronomy Advisor Intern
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 24, 2014
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At the July 10 Reedsville, WI Answer Plot event, Regional Agronomist Todd Cardwell showed growers how to do a rootworm float, where corn roots are soaked in water and rootworm larvae float to the top.
Location:  Reedsville, WI
Topics:  Insect Control, Corn
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Field update from Nicky Broeske, Seed & Agronomy Advisor Intern
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 24, 2014
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Regional Forage Agronomist Randy Welch discusses alfalfa management with Reedsville area growers at the Answer Plot event on July 10th. Topics included regrowth differences, nutritional advice and insect management.
Location:  Reedsville, WI
Topics:  Alfalfa, Insect Control, Plant Growth and Development
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Sorghum Disease Test!
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 23, 2014
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Can you identify the disease we are seeing in our sorghum demo block at the North Platte Answer Plot location?
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Disease Control, Sorghum
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North Platte Alfalfa
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 23, 2014
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The alfalfa demo block at the North Platte Answer Plot location was mowed and baled last week. The regrowth looks great!
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Alfalfa
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Field Update from Nicky Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 22, 2014
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SAA Chris Paul and Business Manager Kevin Ehlers talk about soybean yield optimization during Stratford's Answer Plot.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Soybeans
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Field Update from Nicky Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 22, 2014
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Regional Agronomist Todd Cardwell discusses tassel prediction and development with growers.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Corn
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Field Update from Nicky Broeske Answer Plot session 2
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 22, 2014
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SAA Intern Nicky Broeske explains to growers how to count nodes on a corn stalk to determine growth stage at Stratford's Answer Plot on July 16th.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
2nd session in the books
Brad Krajewski /  Jul 18, 2014
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The second Answer Plot Session was held at Gering on Thursday, July 17. We had great attendance and participation from the group. We had a guest speaker from Monsanto at this event who covered traits, pipeline and pest management. The rest of the event included alfalfa, forages and corn hybrids/varieties and management discussion, in-furrow block and fertility, fallow/stubble weed control, seed treatments and an update on the R7 Tool. Corn is roughly at the 13th leaf stage and the plot is coming together very well.
Location:  Gering, NE
Topics:  Alfalfa, Corn, Sorghum, Small Grain (Wheat, Barley, Oat), Sugarbeet, Nutrient Management, Disease Control, Spray Application, Insect Control, Crop Yield, Weather/Environment, Plant Growth Regulators, Micronutrients, Seed Treatments, Grain Protectants, Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Weed Control, Plant Growth and Development
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Update from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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Here we can see problems that too much rain in a short period of time and corn residue can cause. The Cerro Gordo plot had an almost 3 inch rain about 2 weeks prior to this photo being taken, and much of the north side of the Answer Plot was flooded. This area is the Asgrow soybean showcase.
Location:  CerroGordo, IL
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development
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Update from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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This is a photo of the early planted soybeans at the Answer Plot in Cerro Gordo, IL. These soybeans were planted on 4/24, and their counterparts in the early/late demo section were planted a month later on 5/23. As you can see, they are flowering!
Location:  CerroGordo, IL
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development
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6265SS Update from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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This is a picture of Croplan’s 6265SS in the early and late plant section of the Answer Plot. This section of the Answer Plot is a nice area for growers to walk through and see how planting their corn early or late may affect the growth of their crop. The early planted corn was planted on 4/22 and the late planted corn in this demo was planted on 5/19.
Location:  Kilbourne, IL
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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6265SS Yield Optimization from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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This photo was zoomed in for maximum effect, but shows the root system of Croplan’s 6265SS dug up from the Yield Optimization Demo in the front of the Answer Plot. The “Common” treatment is based off of common practices in farming, and the “Optimal” treatment is trying to show how going the extra mile can make a difference in growing a strong, healthy, and vigorous plant. Some details of the protocol are listed on the picture.
Location:  Effingham, IL
Topics:  Nutrient Management, Corn
R2C3300 soybean Update from Taylor
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 16, 2014
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The Silver treatment has only pre-fertility based on soil tests, no seed treatment, and is only treated with Sonic pre-emergence and Cornerstone 5 Plus as needed as a late post. The Gold treatment has Warden CX + Vault HP seed treatment, and/or will be treated either as a pre or early post with Sonic, Warrant, Cornerstone 5 Plus, AS-Select, and Max-In Manganese. Later, the Gold will also be treated with Max-IN Boron, Tundra Supreme, Gradual N, and Headline. The Gold have more overall root surface area, and when examined up close it was noted that there was more nodulation than in the Silver. Silver planted at the lower population (90k) were more vigorous and had increased nodulation compared to the Silver higher planted population (150k). This was the opposite for the Gold. The higher planted population was more vigorous than the lower planted population, but overall the Gold treatment displayed much more nodulation than the Silver.
Location:  Effingham, IL
Topics:  Nutrient Management, Soybeans
July 15 Field Update
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 15, 2014
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Corn is beginning to tassel or about 4 leaves away from tasseling in the North Platte Answer Plot demos. There are definite differences in hybrid height and crop stage now and a Western corn root worm beetle was found, as well. Soybeans are at R2 and no feeding is present at this time.
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans, Plant Growth and Development
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July 11 Update
Chris Redfield /  Jul 15, 2014
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Signs up and cleaning up at Britton's Answer Plot location.
Location:  Britton, SD
Topics:  Corn
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Planting Depth Demo
Ryan T Klein /  Jul 11, 2014
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This slide from Session 1 in June in Jerome illustrates the impact of planting depth on root structure and overall growth.
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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Planting Depth Demo
Ryan T Klein /  Jul 11, 2014
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This slide from Session 1 in June illustrates the impact of planting depth on root structure and overall growth.
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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45 Days After Planting
Ryan T Klein /  Jul 11, 2014
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As this photo from Rick Speicher shows, the corn is looking good at the Jerome Answer Plot location!
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Field Update from Kelsey Mussman
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 10, 2014
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We had great weather for agronomic training at the Henderson, MN Answer Plot location.
Location:  Henderson, MN
Topics:  Weather/Environment
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North Platte Answer Plot Session 2
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 09, 2014
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Ricky Rice, Sorghum Product Manager, spoke about new forage varieties available for western Nebraska.
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Sorghum
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North Platte Answer Plot Session 2
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 09, 2014
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Anthony Finke discussing some new hybrids at Session 2 on July 8th at North Platte, NE.
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Corn
Answer Plot Update
Ryan Halvorson /  Jul 08, 2014
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Yesterday I went to the Holloway Answer Plot location. The corn and soybeans and of course the grass was all looking good. Corn is at a v10 stage, hoping to see tassel in the next couple weeks. Soybeans were at beginning bloom stage hopefully advancing to full bloom stage soon.
Location:  Holloway, MN
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans
Answer Plot Update
Ryan Halvorson /  Jul 08, 2014
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Today I was also at the Belgrade Answer Plot to see how things were going. The Answer Plot crew was there mending the weeds and alfalfa keeping everything looking good. The corn there was looking very green, tall and healthy at a v10 stage, so hopefully in a week or two that is at tassel also. Soybeans were also looking very healthy at a beginning bloom stage. Everything looks like it should ready for our Forage Day Plot on July 29th, 2014. Which is a tuesday. Hope to see you all there!
Location:  Belgrade, MN
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans
Answer Plot Update
Ryan Halvorson /  Jul 08, 2014
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Today I stopped by the Danube Answer Plot to check on the crop growth there. The corn looked very nice there, especially for how late it got planted. The corn was at v9 stage so hopefully in a couple weeks it should be at tassel. The Soybeans also looked good, they are at beginning bloom stage coming along very nice.
Location:  Danube, MN
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans
Signs are up
Brad Krajewski /  Jul 07, 2014
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Field signs were put up at Lamar on Tuesday, July 1st. Plot looks great. Corn is about V10 stage and beans are just hitting their 4th-5th trifoliate. No bug, weed, or disease pressure in the field at this time. Higher than normal rainfall has location looking good other than a little bit of hail that stripped up the leaves a bit.
Location:  Lamar, NE
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
North Platte Answer Plot
Tyler Vreugdenhil /  Jul 03, 2014
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Thanks to all who helped sign the North Platte Answer Plot on July 1st!
Location:  North Platte, NE
Topics:  Corn, Soybeans
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Field Update Britton SD
Chris Redfield /  Jul 02, 2014
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Stop in and take a look at 1 versus 2 quarts of Zinc in a starter.
Location:  Britton, SD
Topics:  Corn
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Field update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jul 01, 2014
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"Growth differences"-Alfalfa treated with Max In Boron, Ascend, and Arctic (left) clearly show height differences from the plants with only an Arctic treatment (right) from the Reedsville, WI Answer Plot.
Location:  Reedsville, WI
Topics:  Alfalfa, Plant Growth and Development
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Field Update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 27, 2014
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Growers at the Stratford Answer Plot gather around Chris Paul for a lesson in soybean physiology
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Soybeans
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Field Update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 27, 2014
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Todd Cardwell, Regional Agronomist, explains the yield optimization demo.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Plant Growth and Development
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Field Update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 27, 2014
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Kevin Sloane demonstrates how to identify corn growth stages with growers.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Corn, Plant Growth and Development
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Field Update from Nicolette Broeske
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 27, 2014
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Chris Paul, SAA, and Kevin Sloane, Regional Corn & Soybean Product Manager, discuss CROPLAN hybrid's response to nitrogen with growers.
Location:  Stratford, WI
Topics:  Corn, Nutrient Management, Soybeans
June 20th Field Update
Shane Freese /  Jun 20, 2014
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As everyone knows the weather has been wet and windy in South West Minnesota for the last week. The corn has riped leaves and some corn is snapped off. The corn is at V6 and 20'' tall. The soybeans have leaves torn off and also riped from the wind. The soybeans are just entering into the third trifoliate and about 5'' tall. The soybeans are beaten up from the wind. Overall no hail damage was seen at the plot just wind damage. Rain fall amounts vary greatly throughout the region. Currently the field conditions are average and the field is drying out.
Location:  Worthington, MN
Topics:  Corn, Weather/Environment, Soybeans
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Field Update 6/16
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 17, 2014
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Corn at V6. Greenleaf had 155 GDUs for last week: twice as much as the prior week. 2014 overall is still tracking ~ 30 GDUs or 1.5 days behind both 2013 and the 30 year average.
Location:  Greenleaf, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Jerome Field Update 6/13
Ryan T Klein /  Jun 17, 2014
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Corn at V7. Jerome AP picked up 129 GDUs last week. Equal to last year and 50 GDUs above 30 yr average. - Rick Speicher
Location:  Jerome, ID
Topics:  Corn
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Answer Plot Season in Illinois from Glen Turner
Brenda Ruesch /  Jun 16, 2014
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This photo is the first signed Answer Plot location in Illinois. Done June 11 in Springfield, Illinois.
Location:  Springfield, IL
Topics:  Corn
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