Agrible, Inc. donates to Illinois FFA and 4-H via unique campaign

Agrible, Inc. donates to Illinois FFA and 4-H via unique campaign

Cynthia Bruno
Chief Strategy Officer

At Agrible, we believe in giving back. The tools we build do just that. Our Morning Farm Report software is designed to help growers the minute they add fields by providing real-time insights. Those insights are powerful, and as growers ourselves, we know that’s what farmers need—tools that immediately help them build a better future. 

Congratulations University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates!

Congratulations University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates!

Congratulations to all the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates on their accomplishments. 

This past weekend was booming with excitement in Champaign-Urbana, where more than 13,000 students graduated from the University of Illinois. If you’re anything like us, seeing the graduates move on to their next big chapter, reminded us of our own graduation.

Are you in the higher risk areas for severe weather?

Are you in the higher risk areas for severe weather?

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

A deep trough in the jet stream over the western US provides the necessary upper-level support for Great Plains and Midwest severe weather. With over 200 reports of hail and high winds on Monday, farmers need to keep an eye on the radar again today if you fall into the higher risk areas for severe weather. The trough in the jet stream keeps a big section of the Central US and Midwest wet. Total accumulated rainfall through Sunday is shown below. 

Seedling blight or Protoporphyrinogen Oxidase (PPO) injury?

Jason Little
Director of Sales

With the recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, early planted soybeans showing signs of stunting could be a common sight throughout the Midwest.  Large areas of the soybean fields in Central Illinois planted the third week of April are looking pale and stunted, and lesions are present.  To find out the cause, you’ll need to take a walk and dig up plants in the affected areas.
 

More wet weather to impact #Plant17 this week

More wet weather to impact #Plant17 this week

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

Midweek Ag Forecast highlights:
1. Chances for severe weather for the next three days across the southern plains
2. Widely scattered showers and storms stretch west to east across central US through Thursday
3. Wednesday looks to be the warmest day of the week for most ahead of next low-pressure system
4. US Drought Monitor shows the smallest coverage of drought since its inception in 2000 with less than 5% of the country in D1-D4 stage drought

A plethora of rain, and the pest problems that may come with it

A plethora of rain, and the pest problems that may come with it

Dave Pike, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

A recent abundance of rain has caused some delays in corn planting in the Midwest. While most growers are focused on finding the next planting window, the crop diseases and insects that may have been driven north by the storm fronts could also present a challenge this season. Here’s how this works…

More heavy rain to hit the Midwest this week

More heavy rain to hit the Midwest this week

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

Overnight model runs from both the European model (ECMWF) and US model (GFS) have come into great agreement on the total accumulated precipitation over the next 7 days. Each is now calling for 1-3 inches of additional precipitation to spread from western Kansas through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and a large section of Ohio. These heavy rains begin early Wednesday and spread east through Friday of this week. This same region received between 2 and 10 inches of rain over the last week.

Weekend rainfall to hit Oklahoma, central Missouri and Illinois

Weekend rainfall to hit Oklahoma, central Missouri and Illinois

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

Overnight weather forecast models are in disagreement over the location of the heaviest rain this weekend. The long-range European model (ECMWF) and US model (GFS) agree that the heaviest rain will extend from Oklahoma through central Missouri and into central Illinois. The latest short-range US model (NAM) takes the heaviest rainfall farther north and west. 

Agrible paving the way for predictive tools—built by growers, for growers

Agrible paving the way for predictive tools—built by growers, for growers

Agrible’s Chief Science Officer, Paul Miller, was part of the Machine Learning Opportunities/Challenges panel at the University of Illinois last week. Miller explained how Agrible provides the best insights for growers with their Morning Farm Report software. So, following the event, we wanted to hear more about his views on Agrible’s Morning Farm Report, and why it held significant ground amongst the other panelists’ presentations.

A Window for Planting and Running: Agrible Teams Finish Strong in Illinois Marathon

A Window for Planting and Running:                Agrible Teams Finish Strong in Illinois Marathon

Near perfect weather conditions at the Illinois Marathon this past weekend made for a great day for the 2017 Agrible marathon relay teams Cock-A-Data-DO and Cock-A-Data-Don't. The past two years, race day has been rainy and wet, so the sunny weather and 61 degree high temperature on Saturday was a welcomed change by all runners.

If you’re in the fields today, keep going—the rain is coming

If you’re in the fields today, keep going—the rain is coming

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

By tomorrow morning, rain will spread from Wisconsin through Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. This will be the first of several rounds of rain through the weekend, by which 1-2 inches of rain will cover nearly all of the corn belt (with some locations receiving much, much more).