Learn how to identify the growth stages of common crops in the Midwest. This publication is intended to assist anyone who needs to scout fields for problems such as weeds, diseases, and insect pests that may interfere with crop growth and yields.
When you are able to understand specific steps in crop growth, you are better able to recognize developmental stages of growth. This publication, written by specialists at the University of Illinois, will help you identify problems and addressing them as they occur. Understanding crop stages will also help you in making appropriate management decisions, thus allowing for increased yield.