Pest Management Soybean Stem Pests: Survey, Impact and Education Continuing work already underway across Illinois’ soybean fields, this project aims to identify new and emerging stem diseases and insect pests that negatively impact soybean production and yield. It will assess management practices and help prioritize future research to determine best management practices. View overview pdf Project Information Which insect pests and diseases are most detrimental to soybean stem health in Illinois? How do they impact crop yield? How prevalent are they in the various Illinois soybean geographies? [...]
Pest Management Assessing the Impact of Cover Crops on SCN Populations in Field Conditions This project is using five established cover crop fields throughout Illinois to determine how different types of cover crops affect soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations. Insights will be used to provide the state’s soybean farmers with improved management recommendations. View overview pdf Project Information How do different cover crops impact SCN populations? Could certain cover crops be used to suppress SCN populations? Statewide with emphasis on Southern Illinois There [...]
Pest Management Documenting the Extent of Resistance to Group 15 Herbicides in Illinois Waterhemp Populations To better understand the frequency of resistance to Group 15 herbicides, this project will collect and screen waterhemp populations from Illinois soybean fields. Results will be used to provide farmers with recommendations on how best to incorporate these herbicides into integrated weed management programs. Resistant populations will be used in subsequent research to identify the gene(s) conferring the metabolism-based resistance. View overview pdf Project Information How widespread is Group 15 herbicide [...]
Pest Management USING MULTISPECTRAL PLATFORMS TO MANAGE THE SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODE QUESTIONS THIS PROJECT WILL ADDRESS How can we gain a better understanding of what soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is doing in a soybean field without collecting more time- and cost-intensive soil samples? How can we use technology to better detect infestation levels of SCN and help guide management decisions? Project Information SCN has earned the title of #1 soybean pathogen not just because of the economic loss it inflicts, [...]
By Jason Bond|2024-01-18T18:09:09-06:00December 15, 2022|
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.