Beetlejuice: “It’s Showtime”
Stephanie Porter takes us field scouting and the discovery of several ground beetles. She explains more about these insects and how they provide biological control of other insects on farms.
Manage Cover Crops In Your Field With This Tool
As more farmers make the decision to adopt cover crops into their operation, this web-based tool brings the power of demonstration and translation of agricultural research into fields on your farm.
Cutworm Alert for Western Illinois
With recent reports of cutworm, ISA Outreach Agronomist, Stephanie Porter, shares scouting tips for these pests and thresholds for treatment.
Soybean Plant Stands: Is Replanting Necessary?
Early in the growing season, many factors often reduce soybean plant stands - freezing temperatures, hail, slugs, disease, etc. A soybean field with poor seedling vigor, slow plant growth, and low plant stand often triggers an “I need to fix this” impulse; however, these fields don’t always need to be replanted.
ILSoyAdvisor Launches Crop Report Tool for Illinois Growers
Farmers across Illinois now have access to a new, easy-to-navigate crop report tool providing facts and strategic analysis of relevant agronomic information.
How Frost Affected Soybeans Throughout Illinois
Stephanie Porter, Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist, gives an update from two soybean fields in Illinois that were affected by frost and cold temperatures in April. She provides observations made and how planting dates and seed depth mattered in these situations.
“Buckle Up” and Pay Attention to the Impact of EPA’s Endangered Species Act
To comply with the ESA, the EPA will evaluate the potential effects of pesticides on federally threatened or endangered species and their critical habitats.
Should You Apply Sulfur & Nitrogen Before Planting Soybeans?
What doe the research data show in soybean yield response to supplemental N and S fertilization? ISA Outreach Agronomist, Stephanie Porter, goes through the data and what further research will be done.
Top 5 Early Season Soybean Pests
Illinois Soybean Outreach Agronomist, Stephanie Porter, shares the top five pests you should be scouting for in early planted soybeans.
Why Seed Treatment on Soybeans?
Planters are hitting the ground around Illinois. ISA Outreach Agronomist, Stephanie Porter, shares her perspective on soybean seed treatment and how it affects disease, insect pressure, planting population, and more.