Illinois Field & Bean Magazine recently had the privilege of conversing with the esteemed 2023 Soy Envoys, who graciously offered their expertise and insights for the upcoming season. As agricultural pioneers, their three invaluable tips hold the potential to illuminate the path for growers throughout the state.
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 scientific community mostly disregards the BCSR philosophy/theory; however, some farmers, crop consultants, sustainable ag proponents and commercial soil-testing laboratories still use BCSR to guide their fertilizer recommendations.
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.