As plans begin to take shape for the 2019 growing season, it is important to consider how various cropping rotations might affect a grower’s risk level for various soybean diseases and what options are available to help preserve yield. If continuous soybean production is the goal, key diseases to consider include Phytophthora root and stem rot, and soybean cyst nematode. Through careful variety selection and the use of additional tools like seed treatments, yield loss caused by these diseases can be minimized. Phytophthora root and stem rot is caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora sojae. Early symptoms may include [...]
SCN and SDS represent large threats to soybean production in Illinois. Attend the upcoming webinar “Solutions to effectively manage SCN and SDS” sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association and ILSoyAdvisor. Presenters will be Jason Bond, plant pathologist from Southern Illinois University and Nick Tinsley with Bayer Crop Science. Sudden death syndrome (SDS) and soybean cyst nematode (SCN) are two of the most economically significant diseases affecting soybeans grown in Illinois and throughout much of the Midwest. In fact, the soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) and the pathogen that causes SDS (Fusarium virguliforme) have been documented in almost every state [...]
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.