The Illinois Soybean Association has announced its ILSoyAdvisor award winners. The two awards are one way that ISA recognizes and shows its appreciation of Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) across the state.
Prepare for a successful 2024 growing season with the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) by attending a half-day Better Beans event in your area. The ISA Agronomy Team alongside university researchers and agronomy experts will deliver regional insights on a range of topics, from conquering weed challenges and managing diseases to optimizing soil health.
When it comes to soybeans, are there specific considerations on soil health? In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Margenot will review reasons for anticipating soybean-specific considerations on soil health processes and management, and methods for testing soil health.
The Illinois Soybean Association Agronomy team was at Farm Progress Show in the newly developed soybean plots, covering agronomic topics like soil health, SCN, weed ID, and pest management. We also showcased a diverse cover crop plot with 15+ species.
USDA NASS is gathering information about crop production practices from producers across Illinois, as part of the 2023 Agricultural Resource Management Survey. Responses will help ensure that accurate use rates of necessary crop protection products will be widely available for producers.
This year's harvest has brought a wide range of yields so far, from disappointing to outstanding, in both soybeans and corn. The Illinois Soy Envoys offer a wide-ranging harvest report, covering yield assessments from various regions across the state.
As cover crops gain popularity in crop rotations, the question arises: Do they aid or potentially host soybean cyst nematode (SCN)? Dr. Mandy Bish from the University of Missouri Extension examines strip-trial data, particularly regarding cereal rye, which shows no significant enhancement of SCN populations. However, the impact of legume cover crops on SCN remains an area of concern.
IL farmers continue to plant soybeans earlier each year. Dr. Mandy Bish, University of Missouri Extension Specialist, examines the impact of this trend on soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and considers various factors, including weather and environmental conditions, that could potentially increase soybean vulnerability to SCN.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.