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.....

Congratulations to our TWICE- award winning photographer- Brad Bernhard! See the photos here.

2017 had a late maturing crop, and subsequent harvest. We achieved over 300 bu/ acre corn yield for many hybrids, with a lab record of 379 bu/ acre at Yorkville, IL!

Feb. 19-20, 2018. Nitrogen and phosphorus management to increase nutrient use efficiency and corn grain yield. Fluid Forum link

Upcoming webinar: What we've learned from nitrogen-on-beans research. Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 10:30AM-11:30AM CST. link

Recent Publications

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


Mastrodomenico, A.T., J.W. Haegele, J.R. Seebauer, and F.E. Below. 2018. Yield stability differs in commercial maize hybrids in response to changes in plant density, nitrogen fertility, and environment. Crop Sci. 58:230-241.


Seebauer, J. R. and F.E. Below. 2018. Use of in vitro kernel culture to study maize carbohydrate metabolism. In: M. Lagrimini, editor, Maize: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1676. Springer Nature, New York, NY. p. 3-13. link


Degryse, F., R.C. da Silva, R. Baird, T. Beyrer, F. Below, and M.J. McLaughlin. 2018. Field evaluation of the efficiency of elemental S and sulfate-S in fall- or spring-applied co-granulated fertilizers using a stable isotope technique. Field Crops Research 221:322-332.


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)