High yield for wheat and double crop soybeans starts now with the combine. Illinois Soybean Association Soy Envoy, Kelly Robertson, shares insight into preparing the combine to roll through the field and residue management for timely and even emergence of wheat and double crop soybeans.
Planting season is over for many, but a good reminder is to always Get Out and Look…or G.O.A.L. for short. Soy Envoy Kelly Robertson shares a simple way to check your planter and evaluate how the seed is going in the ground.
Kelly Robertson reflects on a class he took a few years back in which the instructor encouraged them to be "thinkers" first and then be “people of action” and introduced the "Possible/Plausible/Probable" concept.
It can be argued that SLAN and Build/Maintain can be similar in some ways, both making an application of fertilizer to keep soil test levels where they are and feed the crop to be grown. However, SLAN is geared more towards achieving a fertility level where maximum yield can be obtained in that year where Build/Maintain is trying to keep the soil test levels from dropping.
The scientific community mostly disregards the BCSR philosophy/theory; however, some farmers, crop consultants, sustainable ag proponents and commercial soil-testing laboratories still use BCSR to guide their fertilizer recommendations.
Using CEC to make fertility management decisions is a philosophy. There are many different philosophies that incorporate CEC into their recommendations. Many of these philosophies have some good science in them, some just enough to make them seem legit and some could be dangerous.
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.