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.
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.
Planting Soybeans With a Drone
Soy Envoy Matt Herman provides an update from Southern Illinois and explores the idea of planting soybeans with a drone in Richland County.
A Few Considerations When Evaluating Seed Treatment Options
As we close out April and begin the month of May, farmers are constantly faced with decisions filled with risk. Soy Envoy Crystal Williams gives a soybean planting update from Northern Illinois.
Agronomy Field Notes
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!
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.
Early Soybean Planting in April: The Why and How
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.
New Crop Insurance Dates Offer Earlier Soybean Planting Opportunities & 3 Tips for Successful Early Planting
Soy Envoy Kris Ehler provides insight into the new crop insurance dates and shares how to be successful when planting soybeans early.
Understanding the Importance of Cover Crop Planting Date in Illinois Row Crop Production
Farmers will gain better insights into cover crop planting and seeding rate recommendations and best management practices.
Are Soybeans Made in August Anymore
Soy Envoy Weston Olson discusses whether or not soybeans made in August depends on their planting date.