All Posts from June 2017

Monsanto introduces a tool to help control soybean cyst nematode (SCN).

SCN remains one of the greatest pest threats to soybeans in Illinois and elsewhere. While weather remains a major factor in final yield, disease and insects silently rob yield and SCN ranks at the top. Growers need all the tools available to keep this pest at bay. And it not only works against SCN, but a host of other nematodes that impact corn as well.

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This season I’ve noticed a lot of soybean fields showing extensive bean leaf beetle feeding (see photos). Growers often discount the threat these beetles have against yield, but during early growth stages their feeding can be quite damaging.

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Wet weather not only caused planting delays and replants, but also has impacted the soybean crop.

Based off the most recent planting progress report, Illinois’ soybean crop is about 85 percent planted as of June 4, which is close to being on track from last year and the five-year average (Figure 1).

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Soybean producers are looking for an edge to increase their yields and a new foliar application technology might just be a resource worth investing in; or, at the very least, testing. 

Agrinos® has been...

We experienced one of the wettest springs on record across Illinois. This delayed planting and caused some replant conditions this season as well. With inevitable late planting of soybeans this year, here are some key points to remember:

  • As soybean planting is delayed population increases are necessary to maximize yields and ROI
  • Past research shows if you are planting the second and third week in June, a transition from...

ISA is continuing its ILSoyAdvisor.com podcasts, connecting agronomy experts with Illinois farmers to share their insights, experiences and recommendations on growing high-yielding, profitable soybeans.

Nick Marley, agronomist and Certified Crop Adviser, joins us this month to share his insight on the importance of evaluating early season plant health after emergence. “Did bean leaf beetles feed on the cotyledons? Is the hypocotyl...

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