All Posts from March 2017

Eric Woodie, trade facilitator for the Illinois Soybean Association
Aired: February 2017

As trade facilitator for the Illinois Soybean Association, Eric Woodie spends his days working to generate beneficial partnerships with stakeholders across trade, transportation, infrastructure and other industries to create changes that will positively impact Illinois soybean growers. With more than a decade of experience...

Monsanto hosted a webinar on “Managing the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System in 2017. Presenters were Chris Kamienski, a Monsanto technology development representative and Lance Tarochione, a Monsanto technical agronomist. The webinar can be viewed here. The presentation reviewed Xtendimax™ herbicide, product use and stewardship.


The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program is once again partnering with the Illinois Certified Crop Adviser program to provide local recommendations throughout the season. These CCA Soy Envoys will be contributing regular content through our platform, all to help our state’s soybean farmers to increase yields and profits while minimizing our environmental impact.

Welcome, 2017 Envoys!


Gary Schnitkey, agriculture and consumer economics professor at the University of Illinois
Aired: January 2017

In both good times and bad there are commonalities among the farmers who tend to be most profitable. Last year a study sponsored by ISA and the Illinois Soybean checkoff program explored the on-farm practices that led to healthier bottom lines. Gary Schnitkey, agriculture and consumer economics...

Warren Dick from The Ohio State University discusses what gypsum is, its benefits to soil, sources of gypsum, how it can be applied and how often, and how it helps traps phosphate in the field. 


Key takeaways:

  • What is gypsum?
    • Soft mineral composed of...

Does ILeVO® have an interaction with soybean pre-emergence herbicides? Yes, there is an increase in phytotoxic symptomology, but there is no impact on stand or yield.

Eric Ifft with Bayer CropScience wrote in his weekly “Bayer Necessities” newsletter (February 6, 2017)
“It won’t come as a surprise to many of you that ILeVO seed treatment has become a very popular treatment for soybean seed to be planted in 2017. ILeVO is the...