Here at AgriEnergy Resources in Princeton, Illinois, we have long promoted banding fertilizer and using biological products to boost fertilizer use efficiency in both corn and soybeans. That combination has a long, proven track record for corn. We’re learning soybeans will respond as well. Many growers have found they can get excellent corn yields, even on low fertility soils, by banding phosphorus and potassium with the corn planter and sidedress application. Several of our Indiana growers have been using these same concepts to enhance their soybean fertility program and are increasing yields as a result. Many are growing 70 [...]
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.