IL Crop Conditions Getting Worse?

On the latest episode of the ILSoyAdvisor podcast, the Soy Envoys discuss Illinois crop conditions, emergence issues, "floppy corn," ongoing weed scouting, and pest concerns such as slugs, Japanese beetles, and stinkbugs.

By |June 18, 2024|

Monitoring Root Development and Planning for Fungicide

Crop conditions across the state remain highly variable, and the IL Soy Envoys share their regional updates. This episode also covers wheat harvest, root establishment issues, slug damage, crops in the "ugly duckling" phase, herbicide misapplications, and notes for fungicide season.

By |June 13, 2024|

Soil Saturation Sorrow

Southern Illinois has experienced significant rainfall recently. How does this excess moisture affect the soil? Kelly Robertson from Precision Crop Services LLC and IL Soy Envoy provides some observations.

By |June 7, 2024|

“Way Too Early” Soybean Yield Predictions

In the latest podcast episode, the Soy Envoys share challenges posed by highly variable crop conditions, including yellowing in fields, persistent waterhemp problems, and root development issues. They also share their "way too early" soybean yield predictions and offer a detailed crop report from their region.

By |June 6, 2024|

Rain Makes Grain??

Overall, crop conditions are highly variable across Illinois, with progress and challenges differing by field and location. Some areas are done planting while others are delayed by rainfall and storms. This episode discusses concerns such as hail damage, flash floods, sandblasting, nitrogen deficiency, strong emergence of weeds, and more.

By |May 30, 2024|

May Weather Update: Heavy Rains and a Slow Start

Matt Reardon from Nutrien Ag provides a May weather update, highlighting the frequent rainfall in Illinois that has increased soil moisture and alleviated drought concerns. He also discusses the long-range forecast, indicating the potential for continued wet conditions through the end of May and a warmer, stormy summer ahead.

By |May 15, 2024|

Rainfall…And Replant?

In this episode, the Soy Envoys provide an overview of recent rainfall across various regions of Illinois with reports ranging from ½ inch to 5 inches. They discuss emerging concerns such as replant considerations for soybeans, disease in wheat fields, and seedling diseases. Looking ahead, they advise on re-planting decisions and caution against making major switches in crop too soon.

By |May 2, 2024|

Soybean Success, No Longer a Secret

Dr. Connor Sible discusses the latest findings from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Crop Physiology Lab related to soybean planting dates, cover and double crop management, and optimizing fertilizer use efficiency to bring yield and ROI to soybean production.

By |March 25, 2024|
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