We’ve all heard rumblings of extremely early Asian soybean rust (ASR) confirmations in the South and many are wondering if this may be the year tropical storms spread the disease into the Midwest. The truth is no one can know with certainty, but early presence of ASR, a few tropical storms and the right temperatures could pave the way for an outbreak in 2016. The NAOO’s 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook predicts a total of 10 to 16 named storms, 4 to 8 hurricanes, and 1 to 4 major hurricanes this year. Although this report is within the “normal average,” [...]
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.