Join ILSoyAdvisor for a Tailgate Talk on July 28th near Augusta, IL. This field event is targeted towards growers interested in soybean fertility with an emphasis on sulfur nutrition.

During the Tailgate Talk, Dr. Connor Sible from the University of Illinois Crop Sciences Department will provide an overview of soybean nutrient requirements. He will discuss lb/bushel numbers and why nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur are important for soybeans beyond just potassium. He will also explain his reasoning of “once you have the macronutrients, the micronutrients become the next step for high yield management.”

Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Director, Brady Holst, and AdvanSix Marketing Specialist, Zach Rolfe, will guide participants through an ammonium sulfate field trial on Holst’s farm and discuss its effect on soybean yields. Holst is a participant of the AdvanSix Supplement Your Soybeans Program.

Attendees will also interact with a team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology of Rolla. Their goal is to understand the various farming challenges for soybean and corn growers and researchers.

Click here to learn more and register. No registration fee and the first 50 registrants will receive a free Illinois Soybean Association bag chair. Walkins are welcome. Donuts and CCA credits will be provided.


9:00am 9:30am: Abigail Peterson, ISA Agronomy Director/Stephanie Porter, ISA Outreach Agronomist

9:30am 10:00am: Brady Holst, Illinois Soybean Association, Soybean Production Committee Chairman

10:00am 10:15am: Zach Rolfe, AdvanSix Marketing Specialist

10:15am 11:00am: Dr. Connor Sible, Beyond Potassium for Soybeans

Featured speakers:
• Abigail Peterson, ISA Agronomy Director

• Stephanie Porter, ISA Outreach Agronomist

• Brady Holst, Illinois Soybean Association, Soybean Production Committee Chairman
• Zach Rolfe, AdvanSix Marketing Specialist

• Dr. Connor Sible, Crop Sciences, University of Illinois

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About the Author: Stephanie Porter

As Outreach Agronomist for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Stephanie supports research efforts and helps communicate both in-field and edge-of-field research and validation studies to Illinois 43,000 soybean farmers. She also helps lead the demonstration and adoption of conservation agriculture practices and raises awareness of best management and continuous improvement practices for conservation agriculture in Illinois. Stephanie has 23 years of experience that consists of agronomy, conservation, horticulture, plant diagnostics, and education. She has her bachelor’s in crop science and master’s in plant pathology from the University of Illinois. Stephanie is a Certified Crop Advisor and was named the 2018 Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Master Soybean Advisor. She also has experience with corn and soybean pathology research, crop scouting, soil testing, as well as crop consulting. Previously, she utilized her diagnostic training and collaborated with University of Illinois departmental Extension Specialists to diagnose plant health problems and prepare written responses describing the diagnosis and management recommendations as the University of Illinois Plant Clinic.

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