Nutrient Management

Sulfur Foundations in High Yield Soybeans

Dr. Shaun Casteel discusses intentional soybean management, beginning with establishing a solid foundation and then expanding into different production practices. He also covers considerations for sulfur management in connection to high yield soybean planting, field conditions, and other synergies.

By |February 12, 2024|

Illinois NREC Needs Your Input!

Annually, the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) invites stakeholders to provide input on existing and upcoming research priorities. Don't miss the chance to participate in the survey and attend the 2024 Investment Insights Live event on February 15th in Champaign.

By |January 29, 2024|

Enhancing Soybean Yields: The Impact of Strategic Nutrient Management

This on-farm research project, funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, explores the impact of strategic nutrient management on soybean yield across northern and central Illinois, examining various strategies under different conditions such as no-till, strip-till, row spacing, and cover cropping to inform best practices for soybean nutrient management.

By |January 15, 2024|

New Grazing Cover Crops Checklist Now Available!

Jennifer Jones, Illinois Soybean Association Research Agronomist, discusses the importance of integrating livestock into cropping systems to enhance soil health. Jones highlights the benefits livestock bring such as nutrient distribution and increased soil organic matter.

By |September 12, 2023|

Giovani Preza Fontes Provides ISA Funded Research Update from the Field

In this research update by Dr. Giovani Preza Fontes, he shares observations from the beginning of the growing season which included slower soybean growth in the cereal rye plot at both Urbana and Indiana sites. As of August 1st, the soybeans following cereal rye caught up to those without cereal rye in terms of growth stage and were all at R3. Future data analysis aims to unveil the reasons behind this growth delay and its potential yield impact, with further insights anticipated from tissue tests, soil sensors, and forthcoming harvest data.

By |August 22, 2023|

Scooby-Doo Corn Mystery: What the pHex is Going On?

ISA Outreach Agronomist & CCA, Stephanie Porter, investigates a field with stunted corn with necrotic striping, ultimately pinpointing low soil pH as a culprit alongside corn nematode. Porter highlights the need for pH management and its impact on crop performance.

By |August 21, 2023|
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