All Posts from 2019

The 2019 growing season has brought several challenges to Illinois soybean producers. With harvest complete or almost finished, it’s time to take a step back and evaluate what we have learned about soybean production in 2019 and more broadly from the last few years. During this presentation we will discuss planting dates and populations, selecting R.M, row spacing, weed control and seed treatments. This information will be useful as growers...

As the 2019 calendar year comes to an end, in many soybean regions, Illinois harvest still has a way to go. The below chart was sourced from the Nov. 10, 2019 USDA report and it shows harvest progress for Illinois and the surrounding states. In some fields, soybeans aren’t drying much, and with the cold front we’ve been experiencing, there’s little to no hope that additional moisture will be pulled out of the crop.  A lot of growers are...

This article was originally published in the November issue of Soy Perspectives magazine.

The 2019 soybean harvest is a memorable one. Millions fewer bushels will be harvested by U.S. farmers following weather woes. But high stock numbers and muted key export trade partners are keeping a tight lid on prices. And soybean stocks stored...

Soils are a geological work of art that have a strong interaction with the environment and regional challenges. Some people may see soils as just “dirt,” but to the agriculture community it’s much more than that. Soils are home to countless microbes, provide storage capacity for crop nutrients and structure for growing crops. 

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The challenging weather during the 2019 growing season forced many growers to make non-typical decisions. Presenter Jason Carr will explore how these decisions affected crop outcomes and discuss results from 2019 test trials. Topics covered include: fungicide application on June planted soybeans, planting date trials, and population studies. Learn how to apply learnings from 2019 to benefit future crops in this webinar. Register for this...

There’s no doubt that 2019 has been a season that most Illinois soybean producers would like to put in the rearview mirror. However, it will be difficult to forget the challenging spring that led to widespread late planting and record prevent plant acres across the Midwest. Dry and hot conditions in July and early August stressed the crops, which were already at a disadvantage from the excessive rain and delayed planting. Although harvest is...

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