From drought to "root rot mania," Stephanie Porter, CCA and Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist, takes a retrospective look at the 2023 growing season. Watch her presentation from the Bloomington Better Beans event.
July rainfall brought much-needed relief to crops in Illinois with sporadic heat and humidity causing high heat index days. Nutrien's Matt Reardon reports the jet stream's shift back to the Midwest is aiding in storm tracks and the expectation for El Niño development and a potentially wetter fall.
Despite recent rains, nearly half of Illinois remains in severe drought as of July 6th. Matt Reardon shares the July/August weather outlook and questions if El Nino will stand off a restrengthening drought in the Midwest.
Illinois Soybean Association Soy Envoy Kris Ehler investigates yellow, stunted soybeans in fields and consults University of Illinois Weed Scientist Dr. Aaron Hager. They explore herbicide carry-over from last year's corn crop and the difficulty in identifying a consistent pattern.
By Kris Ehler|2023-08-29T16:01:05-05:00June 21, 2023|
Kevin Nelson, an alumnus of ILSoyAdvisor's Soy Envoy program, shares his profound insights on the enduring drought challenges throughout the years. In his enlightening discourse, he emphasizes the transformative influence of traits on crops, revolutionizing their ability to thrive and endure even in the face of such trying circumstances.
The panic of a looming drought has caused great concern. Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist, Stephanie Porter, reports on dry field and crop conditions and the observations of slow germination to nutrient deficiency symptoms. The good news is soybeans can adapt in times of moisture stress.
Weather conditions have been dry the past four to six weeks in parts of Illinois. Forecasts for the next 7 to 10 days show very dry weather and above normal temperatures, which will likely worsen already dry conditions in the state.
By Trent Ford|2023-08-29T16:08:58-05:00May 23, 2023|
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.
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.