All Posts by Dan Davidson

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

Farm Management

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

Farm Management

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

Pod Number Counts Most

July 10, 2019

Farm Management

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.

Roundtable: Accidental Preplant Nitrogen

June 01, 2019

Nutrient Management

How will soybeans respond if you accidentally put down nearly 200 lbs. of nitrogen (N) prior to planting?

Corn vs. Soybeans: Which Benefits From Early Planting The Most

May 28, 2019

Planting Agronomy

Most growers have been pushing the planting envelope earlier and earlier, of course with weather permitting. However, which crop, corn or soybeans, benefits more from early planting?