All Posts from April 2016

The Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association's Annual Convention took place from January 19-21 in Peoria. The IL CCA and NREC session featured the presentation Ag Drainage in Illinois: Past, Present and Future from Laura Christianson. We captured the presentation and the recording is available below. 

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In recent years our idea of “optimal” soybean planting dates in Illinois has shifted earlier. Researchers and farmers pushing the envelope looking for higher soybean yields have observed early planted soybeans have more yield potential. Greater yield potential comes as a result of more main stem nodes and a more fully developed canopy capable of capturing more sunlight in June and early July. So, you may be asking… What is early? How early is...

The Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association's Annual Convention took place from January 19-21 in Peoria. The IL CCA and NREC session featured the presentation Nitrogen and Rain in 2015: Did the corn use it or lose it? from Emerson Nafziger. We captured the presentation and the recording is available below. 

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Terry Wyciskalla, Soy CCA Envoy from Southwest Illinois, discusses how the soil fertility needs differ between soybeans and corn. Soybeans require higher potassium levels in the soil and less phosphate. A higher pH between 6.5 and 6.8 is ideal for soybeans as well, whereas corn can still thrive on a lower soil pH. All of these factors are important for farmers to consider as they head into the 2016 growing season.

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The Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association's Annual Convention took place from January 19-21 in Peoria. The IL CCA and NREC session featured the presentation 4R Nutrient Management: Training on 4R Performance Objectives from Bill Simmons, Ph.D. We captured the presentation and the recording is available below. 

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It is time to be thinking about enrolling in the 2016 Soybean Yield Challenge and there are plenty of categories to get involved in.

The Illinois Soybean Association’s 2016 Yield Challenge categories are the same for 2016 as for 2015—both an ultimate yield contest and side-by-side comparisons.

Generating higher yields from your soybean acres is critical to your bottom line, whether it is by...

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