All Posts by Lance Tarochione

NemaStrike to Strike Down SCN

June 13, 2017

Insect Management

Monsanto introduces a tool to help control soybean cyst nematode (SCN).

2016 – Too tall beans?

January 06, 2017

Planting Strategies

Many soybeans got off to a seemingly slow start this past season.

Agronomy: Summarizing the Soybean Season from Northwest Illinois

October 12, 2016

Harvest Strategies

Weather and weed challenges were the two main issues in 2016; however, yields will still be above average.

Agronomy: Combating Green Stem Syndrome

September 14, 2016

Disease Management

A common frustration growers have with soybeans is the tendency for the grain to get excessively dry (under 10%) on a plant whose stems remain green and tough.

Agronomy: Is it Possible to Estimate Soybean Yields?

August 22, 2016

Harvest Strategies

Many people do yield checks of corn and feel they can get relatively close (+/- 10 percent) to the actual yield.

Agronomy: Taking the Six Secrets to Your Own Field

July 13, 2016

In-Season Agronomy

Dr. Fred Below at the University of Illinois been conducting his Six Secrets of Soybean Success research project at sites across Illinois for the past four years.

Weed Management: Planning Your Weed Control Program for Soybeans

June 08, 2016

Weed Management

This spring I have looked at many fields with challenging weed issues.

Agronomy: Planting Status Across Illinois

May 23, 2016

Planting Strategies

The USDA’s May 15 Crop Progress Report states that 36% of U.S. soybeans have been planted as of May 15.

Agronomy: Planting on Pace to Set an ‘Early’ Record

May 11, 2016

Planting Strategies

Planting started very early in our area, and with the dry spring we’ve experienced planting has progressed at a near record pace.

Agronomy: Seedbed Stories - When to Plant

April 13, 2016

Planting Strategies

In recent years our idea of “optimal” soybean planting dates in Illinois has shifted earlier.