Variety Trials Equip Illinois Farmers With Data For Seed Purchase Decisions
The ISA Checkoff Program funds the University of Illinois Crop Science Variety Trials in protein and oil testing. Farmers can use the data to decide to grow varieties with elevated quality characteristics and capitalize on premium pricing opportunities.
Diversifying Your Weed Control Program: The Why and the How for Long-term Success
In this video presentation, Dr. Karla Gage discusses the role of a diverse herbicide program in prolonging the utility of crop biotechnologies and new, emerging Integrated Weed Management (IWM) options.
Pop-Up Field Day: Cover Crop Seeding Comparison
If you are in Champaign or nearby, attend a pop-up field day on Wednesday, May 17th featuring a side-by-side comparison of small, autonomous robots that seeded cover crops in a field of standing corn in late summer versus a conventionally planted cover crop seeded in a harvested cornfield in late fall.
Dectes Stem Borer Biology and Management
Dr. Nick Seiter discusses insect management recommendations for soybean producers in Southern Illinois.
Soybean Stem Pest: Survey, Impact, and Education
Southern Illinois University PhD student, Danillo Leite, discusses soybean stem diseases and includes information about symptoms and signs to watch for, management practices, benefits of healthy stems, and more.
Soybean Cyst Nematode: Current Management and Looking Ahead
Dr. Mandy Bish discusses soybean cyst nematode and findings from seed treatment experiments, on-farm strip trial studies, on-farm sampling efforts, and some cereal rye cover crop data. She also discusses advances in SCN-resistance breeding efforts.
Biologicals on Soybean: Don’t go Blind, be Bright!
The “one size fits all” use of biological products may not be the perfect fit for your fields. Join Dr. Vitor Rampazzo Favoretto to understand the different types of biologicals, what they do in the plant, and how you can tailor technology for higher quality and yields.
Planting Soybeans “Green”, Pennycress, and Soybean Weed Management
What are the benefits and costs of planting soybeans green? Dr. Mark Bernards of WIU discusses this practice as well as how pennycress might fit into a soybean-corn rotation and soybean weed management lessons learned on the WIU agronomy farm.
Cover Crop Management Strategies in Commodity Crop Systems for Soil Health and Nutrient Retention
Jim Isermann shares his steps to success in cover crop management.
7 Questions We Asked Our New Soy Envoy Class
Meet the new Soy Envoy class! Watch as they share more information about their favorite agronomic topic, why they wanted to be a Soy Envoy, their proudest accomplishment, and more.