All Posts from September 2014

This article, from University of Missouri’s IPM blog, references Missouri data is relevant to the record-harvest anticipated in Illinois.  The article has been posted with permission from its original source.

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Combining soybeans is about harvesting soybeans at optimal moisture to capture the most bushels while reducing harvesting losses. It is also about making sure the combine is properly set and operated to reduce any mechanical losses.

Soybean yields can be increased by 5 to 10 percent by leaving fewer beans in the field after harvest. Combine harvesting loss of only 3 to 4 percent (1.5 to 2.5 bu/acres in 60-bushel beans) can be achieved...

ILSoyAdvisor.com is reaching out to farmers across the state to get their preharvest predictions and postharvest reflections.

Northern Illinois Preharvest Report

undefinedJohn Longley, ISA director...

The soybean yield ceiling to break has always been 100 bushels. It was long thought that soybeans’ maximum yield potential was 100 bushels per acre and corn’s was 500 bushels per acre. We know the 100-bushel ceiling has been officially broken by farmers a number of times in other states and that a few companies also have broken the record unofficially. In fact, Stoller USA reported a 214.7-bushel yield from research plots in Texas this summer...

Variable soil types, knolls, flooding and drought have left many growers with extreme in-field variability of soybean maturity.   There are areas in fields where the soybean seed is 13% or less moisture adjacent to areas with green seed.  The prevailing question is “When should the grower harvest?” Obviously there is no simple answer, as each field is different. However here are a set of guidelines to consider:

  1. The easiest answer...

ILSoyAdvisor.com is reaching out to farmers across the state to get their preseason harvest predictions and postharvest reflections. 

Southern Illinois Preharvest Report

Don Guinnip, ISA Director and soybean farmer from Marshall, Ill., reports that group-3 soybeans are starting to mature, and he expects harvest to begin the first week of October. “I have a very positive outlook for fall 2014 harvest....

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