From Minnesota Farm Boy to Plant Breeder Supporting Specialty Soybean Varieties and African Food Stability
After retiring in December 2022, Dr. Brian Diers is excited to focus more time working with plant breeders in Africa to help them develop soybean varieties adapted to the diverse environments there.
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.
Using Multispectral Platforms to Manage Soybean Cyst Nematode
Continuing research from the past two years, Dr. Jason Bond and team aim to extend greenhouse trials to better understand the relationship between SCN infestation and soybean phenology, and expand image analyses with both supervised and unsupervised classification methods.
Illinois Soybean Assoc. Seeks Request for Proposals
The annual Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Request for Proposals is open and accepting submissions to conduct work with checkoff funded dollars for fiscal year 2024.
Science for Success Panel
Learn more about their funded projects as well as how to get your hands on up-to-date information to optimize your soybean yield and protect quality.
Do Cover Crops Impact Soybean Cyst Nematode?
While there has been significant interest in increasing the use of cover crops, there is evidence that specific species can impact SCN prior to and leading into the soybean production year.
Student Researcher Competition: A “Touchdown” Event
The Illinois Soybean Association is proud to support student researchers around the state who are contributing to advancing soybean research while obtaining education and experience essential to the future of the agriculture industry.
We Want to Hear From YOU!
Are you a farmer, landowner, or someone who works closely with farmers in Illinois? We need your input!
Genetic Rate of Gain Made Each Day
Soy Envoy Kathryn Kamman gives us a look into how much seed fill has improved over four decades of soybean variety release.
ACES: Photosynthesis Hack Boosts Soybean Yield 20 Percent
RIPE researchers prove bioengineering better photosynthesis increases yields in food crops for the first time ever.