High fertilizer prices and environmental degradation associated with fertilizer applications are two hot topics in many people’s mind. This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the North-Central, and possibly other regions manage nitrogen and phosphorus inputs effectively to maximize productivity and environmental protection. Specifically, the presentation will focus on the benefits of no applying nitrogen to soybeans and carefully determining how to best apply this nutrient to corn (since it is typically grown in the rotation with soybean). Later, the discussion will focus on phosphorus management to maximize production and minimize environmental degradation. Finally, a brief [...]
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.