All Posts by Dan Davidson

Importance of Soybean Storage Proteins

August 31, 2019

In-Season Agronomy

Breaking down crude protein into the building blocks, amino acids.

Improving Soil Health

August 23, 2019

Sustainability Practices

Growers are interested in the health of their soil, but worry that the cost of improving it will not generate a profit and may end up costing them money.

Cool and Wet Weather Bring on Bacterial Blight

August 12, 2019

Disease Management

2019 has been an unusual season with a wet spring and very late planting followed by drier weather and outbreaks of diseases and pests.

Soybeans - Ever so Short

July 25, 2019

In-Season Agronomy

2019 can be described as late planting, quick flowering and shorter plants. So how will that impact yield?

What Drives Pod Count?

July 22, 2019

In-Season Agronomy

Want to increase your understanding of soybean yields? Learn to track pod count.

Pod Number Counts Most

July 10, 2019

In-Season Agronomy

The key to soybean yield is number of pods (and seeds) per acre. The more pods a plant has, the greater the potential yield. But unfortunately, it seems we have so little control in determining the number of pods a plant carries at harvest.

Relay Cropping Soybeans

June 28, 2019


If you farm in Northern Illinois and can’t double-crop, perhaps relay cropping will work for you.

Soybean Cyst Nematode – A Consistent Threat

June 17, 2019

Insect Management

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is known to cause considerable yield loss in soybeans and options to control it seem increasingly limited.