This on-farm research project, funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, explores the impact of strategic nutrient management on soybean yield across northern and central Illinois, examining various strategies under different conditions such as no-till, strip-till, row spacing, and cover cropping to inform best practices for soybean nutrient management.
Join Illinois Soybean Association at the annual Soybean Summit in Champaign for the latest in soybean production. Attendees will be updated on cover crop trends, secrets to high-yield soybean farming, 2024’s chemical supply chain, and soybean pest management. Register today!
Prepare for a successful 2024 growing season with the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) by attending a half-day Better Beans event in your area. The ISA Agronomy Team alongside university researchers and agronomy experts will deliver regional insights on a range of topics, from conquering weed challenges and managing diseases to optimizing soil health.
Growers and companies are increasingly adopting drones for precise and automated applications of fungicides, insecticides, and fertilizers. ISA Soy Envoy, Matt Herman, discusses how to maximize crop health and yield potential using aerial drone technology.
By Matt Herman|2023-09-21T08:54:25-05:00September 21, 2023|
During harvest, optimizing soybean moisture and timing is crucial for efficiency and yield. Illinois Soybean Association Soy Envoy, Kris Ehler, offers valuable insights and tips, emphasizing the importance of monitoring moisture levels and modifying the combine for field conditions.
By Kris Ehler|2023-09-18T17:51:31-05:00September 18, 2023|
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.
Don't overlook a crucial step before harvest: the calibration of the combine. Calibration ensures accurate yield detection systems, and although it may seem time-consuming, it's essential for high-quality data that can inform decisions for the next growing season.
The Illinois Soybean Board and Soybean Production Committee funded 16 research projects in the new fiscal year addressing practical soybean-related topics such as cover crops, waterhemp resistance, double crop soybeans, and more, to bring valuable insights to Illinois farmers through improved researcher engagement on ILSoyAdvisor.com.
Soy Envoy Leo Rocha explains the concept of HG type testing, which measures the ability of SCN populations to reproduce on specific indicator soybean lines. To determine SCN resistance levels on your farm, read more about Rocha's recommendations.
By Leo Rocha|2023-08-29T15:48:53-05:00July 31, 2023|
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.