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.
Black Cutworm Feeding Possible In Coming Weeks
Kelly Estes reports on black cutworms that have been observed in traps across the state of Illinois.
Wheat As a Suppressor of SCN In Double-Cropping Soybeans
As farmers start planning their wheat harvest and soybean planting, Soy Envoy Leo Rocha continues his soybean pathology series with a summary of some research projects developed at Southern Illinois University looking into the impact of wheat on the soybean cyst nematode.
Diversifying Your Weed Control Program: The Why and the How for Long-term Success
In this video presentation, Dr. Karla Gage discusses the role of a diverse herbicide program in prolonging the utility of crop biotechnologies and new, emerging Integrated Weed Management (IWM) options.
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.
Moderate Infestation of Aphids in Richland County, IL
Soy Envoy Matt Herman reports from a wheat field in Richland County and shares how he is using a drone to spray for an aphid infestation.
Dectes Stem Borer Biology and Management
Dr. Nick Seiter discusses insect management recommendations for soybean producers in Southern Illinois.
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.
Soybean Stem Pest: Survey, Impact, and Education
Southern Illinois University PhD student, Danillo Leite, discusses soybean stem diseases and includes information about symptoms and signs to watch for, management practices, benefits of healthy stems, and more.
Soybean Cyst Nematode: Current Management and Looking Ahead
Dr. Mandy Bish discusses soybean cyst nematode and findings from seed treatment experiments, on-farm strip trial studies, on-farm sampling efforts, and some cereal rye cover crop data. She also discusses advances in SCN-resistance breeding efforts.