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This article was originally posted by CropLife.

Over the last several decades there have been substantial yield improvements in soybean. Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybean is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated...

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Weed scientist identifies two types of herbicide...

In the battle against Amaranthus spp. weeds, it is important to fight them early and often. Layering residual herbicides is a tool to aid in this battle.

Pigweed relatives (Amaranthus spp.) like waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are soybean pests that call for new methods to keep them from taking over Illinois fields. CCA Soy Envoy Dawn Kielsmeier did a great job describing these weeds in her April post, “Weeds to Watch...

It takes 4 to 5 pounds of nitrogen to produce a bushel of soybeans. For example, a 70 bushel-per-acre soybean crop requires about 300 pounds per acre of nitrogen for stover and grain production. Of this, approximately 75 percent is removed with the grain harvest.

Soybeans actually require more nitrogen than corn—a fact that is often overlooked or not addressed.  Much of soybeans’ nitrogen needs are met by soil bacterium ...

Overreliance on PI 88788 as the major source of genetic resistance has weakened its effectiveness as soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations continue to evolve.

SCN is the the single largest biotic stress to soybeans in Illinois. The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) estimates disease losses in Illinois and suggests that soybean producers in the state lose 18 to 20 million bushels annually to this pest.

Growers know...

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