John Pike, an operator of Pike Ag, LLC, located in Marion, Illinois, is a consultant and researcher specializing in nutrient management, cover crops, and water quality. In this video, Pike showcases his farm located south of Marion, where he has implemented a nine-year intensive cover crop program.
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.
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.
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.
Illinois Soybean Association Director of Agronomy, Abigail Peterson, shares photos and information from the field. Read more about field conditions, planting, and cover crop checks across the state of Illinois!
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.
Before planting in April, Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist, Stephanie Porter, recommends each farmer identify the risks of planting soybeans early and then plan accordingly. Decisions need to be made on seeding depth, seed treatment, and populations, but also communication is needed on seed arrival, field, and planter preparation, and crop insurance.
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.