The number of soybean plants per acre is one of the early determinants of soybean yield. Now would be a good time to assess soybean plant stand. Several factors can reduce soybean plant stand and eventually reduce soybean yield including; plant pathogens, flooding, soil crusting, and salt toxicity. Knowing the limiting factor is the first step in preventing plant stand reduction the next growing season. Soil-borne pathogens are the main cause of reduced soybean plant stand. Several soybean fields scouted this week had root and stem rots starting to develop. The most common root rot was Phytophthora root rot [...]
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.