All Posts from February 2017

The biggest disadvantage of planting soybeans after soybeans will ultimately be the potential for increases in disease as well as soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations:

  1. Soilborne diseases such as Pythium and Phytophthora (oomycetes) don’t necessarily increase when soybeans are planted after soybeans, but they are something you will need to contend with, especially if fields are stressed, low-lying or have poor drainage. Use...

This article was originally published on The University of Illinois, College of ACES News website.

URBANA, Ill. – Last spring, a new multi-state research project funded by the North Central Soybean Research Program was initiated to investigate the effects of weather, soils, and management on soybean...

Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy, 2016 U.S. soybean yield record holder at 171.8 bushels per acre, spoke at a seminar Friday, Jan. 20, in Bloomington, Illinois. Hosted by the ISA checkoff program, Dowdy discussed how to maximize yield while optimizing return on investment. The event, sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and FS InVISION and FS HiSOY®, hosted over 250 growers and retailers.

Dowdy focused on...

This article originally appeared in the C.O.R.N. Newsletter. The original article can be found here.

There are some new fungicide seed treatments and an updated efficacy chart from the North Central Extension Research Committee, my soybean...

The Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System is an advanced weed management system in the fight against resistant and tough-to-control weeds in soybeans and cotton. With advanced dicamba- and glyphosate-tolerant traits in soy and dicamba-, glyphosate- and glufosinate-tolerant traits in cotton, the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System can help maximize weed control and the yield potential and quality of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans...

Editor’s Note: This is the 4th part in a 4-part series on the 4Rs and nutrient management.

Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are the two main concerns when addressing impairments to water quality. In some landscapes nitrogen is the problem and in others phosphorus is the issue. Our Federal Drinking Water Standard is 10 ppm nitrate (N). Yet we are seeing large amounts of nitrate leaching off the landscape or exiting through tile...

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