Seeing is believing of what intensified management can do!

Current Happenings

Find about recent activities of the University of Illinois Crop Physiology Laboratory including current observations from the field. read more.....

Posters & Presentation from the ASA-CSSA International meetings on Nov. 4-7, 2018:

Ascertaining the best management practices for nitrogen fertility in corn. presentation abstract

Polyhalite alters uptake and partitioning of mineral nutrients in maize. poster

Does agronomic management affect maize yield response to growth regulators and biostimulants? poster 

Can agronomic management simultaneously increase protein concentration and yield in soybean? poster 

Previous management alters residue characteristics and yield of corn after corn. poster 

Characterizing commercial corn hybrids for yield responses to agronomic management. poster 

Recent Publications

Butts-Wilmsmeyer, C.J., J.R. Seebauer, L. Singleton, and F.E. Below. 2019. Weather during key growth stages explains grain quality and yield of maize. Agronomy 9 (1) 16. doi:10.3390/agronomy9010016

Mastrodomenico, A.T., M.O. Bohn, A.E. Lipka, and F.E. Below. 2019. Genomic selection using maize ex-plant variety protection germplasm for the prediction of nitrogen-use traits. Crop Sci. (in press). doi: 10.2135/cropsci2018.06.0398

6 Secrets of Soybean Success: What five years of research has taught us. SPECIAL REPORT.pdf

Vogel, A.M., and F.E. Below. 2018. Hybrid Selection and Agronomic Management to Lessen the Continuous Corn Yield Penalty. Agronomy 8 (10) 228.





Corn ears


Corn Research

Learn about our research on the management and physiology of high yield corn and sustainable production systems:

(Soil P vs fert. Report .pdf)














CPL group 2015


Soybean Research

What is the physiology of soybean, and how can we increase yields?


(soil P vs Fert. Report .pdf)