CHAMPAIGN -- This weekend is the 42nd Annual Arthur Cheese Festival.
MAHOMET -- The Morning Show goes live with the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs.
Film Critic Chuck Koplinski joins us to talk about The November Man, When the Game Stands Tall, & Sin City: A Dame to Die For.
The World's Biggest Grill joins us to kick off the tailgate season.
Q1: Area crop tours recently have indicated record yield potential throughout the area. What did the tours find? -Douglas County Farm Bureau found an average of 206.9 bpa with range of 159-263 bpa -Some Gray Leaf Spot observed in corn and even hail damaged corn near Tuscola yielded 180 Q2: So next crop survey came from Topflight Grain covering Piatt County and part of Champaign and Macon Counties. What were their results? -Topflight Grain found an average of 210 bpa. Range was from 185 to 243 bpa -They also do a soybean pod count and they found an average of 55 pods per plant compared to last years 32. Range from 46 to 68 Q3: Premier Coop covers Champaign County and parts of Vermilion, Ford and Douglas Counties. Their results? -Average was 221 bpa. Former record was 2009 at 194 bpa -All 21 regions were over 200 bpa, ranging from 203 to 257 bpa Q4: Pro Farmer did a tour of the major corn producing states and Illinois was the "garden spot". What were their results? -Illinois 196.6, up from 170 year ago and 3 year average of 149 -USDA is estimating a record 188 for Illinois Q5: The rains that are producing record yields are also perfect conditions for the "fungus amongus", soybean diseases like Sudden Death Syndrome, Phytopthera, charcoal rot or white mold. What do you have here? -sudden death syndrome or SDS -first discovered in Arkansas in 1971, worst when soy planted into cool wet soil and when heavy summer rains saturate soil -SDS overwinters in soil -usually in small area often in wet or compacted areas -then infected areas enlarge -some varieties are less sensitive, but none are resistant -avoid early planting
Cheryl Bautch from Family Services joins us to give some tips on Helping Your Children with homework.
In this edition of In the Garden Sandy Mason with the U of I Extension takes a trip to the Herb Garden and talks with a member of the C-U Herb Society.
Jesse Miller U of I Teaching Lab Speciaist joins us for Chemist Corner and shows us a special science style version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Sandy Mason from the U of I Extension joins us to talk about Tropical Plants.
In this edition of "Ask Your Family Physician" one viewer wants to know if there is any way to help a baby with a cold get rid of their excess fluids.