All Posts by Dan Davidson

Rolling Soybeans

November 16, 2017


Does rolling soybeans stimulate branching and increase yield?

No-Till Soybean Production Tips

November 09, 2017

Sustainability Practices

A lot of soybeans are no-till in the U.S. and across the Corn Belt. However, in regions with flat, black dirt some growers are still utilizing conventional tillage to warm and dry the soil more quickly in the spring, before planting soybeans.

SCN Egg Counts Surpisingly High

October 31, 2017

Insect Management

SCN egg counts were surprisingly high in a Southern Illinois survey.

Nitrogen on Soybeans: Here is What We Know

October 21, 2017

Sustainability Practices

Soybeans require nitrogen and lots of it because it’s a protein crop, and proteins contain 16% nitrogen.

Understanding Yield Gaps to Improve Yield and Profitability

October 09, 2017

Harvest Strategies

Understanding the yield gaps in soybeans is one of the first steps in improving yield and profitability.

Sampling for SCN

October 02, 2017

Insect Management

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the number one pest in soybeans and has invaded fields in all soybean-producing states.

Where’s the Yield Coming From?

September 30, 2017

Harvest Strategies

The ILSoyAdvisor Yield Challenge harvest is underway as growers begin combining their crops.

Thinking About Adding Nitrogen

September 25, 2017

Sustainability Practices

African soybean producer wants to know if he should be applying nitrogen to his soybeans.

Consider Adding Wheat

September 18, 2017


Adding winter wheat into your corn-soybean rotation has many benefits.

Ag PhD Field Day - Greatest Show on Earth

September 11, 2017

ILSoyAdvisor Events

I have been wanting to attend the Ag PhD Field Day for a long time, so I took the opportunity this year to attend with some growers.