Farmers across Illinois now have access to a new, easy-to-navigate Crop Report tool, brought to you by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Agronomy team who powers the ILSoyAdvisor online platform.

The ISA Agronomy Team, ILSoyAdvisor Soy Envoys, University of Illinois Extension, and other industry experts teamed up to create this interactive resource, enabling growers to better manage their soybean, corn and wheat crops. From field conditions to crop progress, disease alerts, and pest sightings, the Online Crop Report provides farmers with facts and strategic analysis of relevant information that impacts their farms.

“This online tool is just another example of a project funded by soybean checkoff dollars that provides a ‘boots on the ground’ approach to keep farmers up-to-date on the state of soil and crop growth across Illinois regions,” said ISA Outreach Agronomist, Stephanie Porter. “It’s also another example of a successfully coordinated effort by the ISA Agronomy Team, ISA Soy Envoys, as well as the University of Illinois Extension team to provide up-to-the-moment insights on pests, disease, and weather in order to help farmers stay informed and overcome issues,” continues Porter.

ILSoyAdvisor continues to be Illinois growers’ go-to source for expert agronomic and management advice for Illinois soybean production. Funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, ILSoyAdvisor provides the latest education, resources, webinars, success stories, and now timely crop condition updates, so farmers can maximize their operations.

To view the latest reports, go to and select your region on the map.

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.

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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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