From drought to "root rot mania," Stephanie Porter, CCA and Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist, takes a retrospective look at the 2023 growing season. Watch her presentation from the Bloomington Better Beans event.
Join Kelsey Litchfield and Stephanie Porter on the latest episode of the ILSoyAdvisor podcast as they dive into the challenges and highlights of the 2023 growing season. They will discuss the soybean production issues faced by growers, from herbicide residuals to red crown rot, heightened insect pressure, extreme weather conditions, and more.
Consecutive drier growing seasons have depleted deeper layer soil moisture and dropped water table levels across much of Illinois. Without near to wetter than normal conditions in winter, dry soil conditions could persist into the spring. El Niño conditions in the Pacific increase the chances of drier and warmer than normal weather, which could also impede longer-term drought recovery, especially in parts of western Illinois that have accumulated the largest deficits since the start of 2022.
By Trent Ford|2023-11-21T08:02:01-06:00November 21, 2023|
When will it rain again? How about snow? ...Maybe not anytime soon. Matt Reardon shares a warmer weather forecast for Illinois and discusses the influence of El Nino on the winter outlook. He also highlights the weather forecast for Brazil and its implications for the ongoing soybean growing season.
Matt Reardon of Nutrien Ag offers a weather update for Illinois, discussing rain in the short-term forecasts, potential frost next week, and El Niño's influence on the current precipitation, while winter forecasts for Illinois remain uncertain with varying temperature and precipitation predictions.
Nutrien Ag's Matt Reardon delivers an early fall weather update, highlighting the Midwest's challenges with dry conditions that have resulted in alarmingly low river levels. Additionally, he discusses the likelihood of El Nino bringing precipitation during the harvest season.
By Matt Reardon|2023-09-12T15:05:48-05:00September 12, 2023|
July rainfall brought much-needed relief to crops in Illinois with sporadic heat and humidity causing high heat index days. Nutrien's Matt Reardon reports the jet stream's shift back to the Midwest is aiding in storm tracks and the expectation for El Niño development and a potentially wetter fall.
Despite recent rains, nearly half of Illinois remains in severe drought as of July 6th. Matt Reardon shares the July/August weather outlook and questions if El Nino will stand off a restrengthening drought in the Midwest.
Illinois Soybean Association Soy Envoy Kris Ehler investigates yellow, stunted soybeans in fields and consults University of Illinois Weed Scientist Dr. Aaron Hager. They explore herbicide carry-over from last year's corn crop and the difficulty in identifying a consistent pattern.
By Kris Ehler|2023-08-29T16:01:05-05:00June 21, 2023|
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.