All Posts by Mike Wilson

Controlling Marestail with a Fall Application

October 21, 2019

Weed Management

Fall weed management is important for spring planting.

Agronomy: Soybean Yields Are Improving in Illinois

November 09, 2016

Harvest Strategies

I recently read an article by Gary Schnitkey on farmdoc in regard to the relative decline of soybean yields in Illinois compared to corn yields.

Agronomy: Summarizing the Soybean Season from Southeast Illinois

October 19, 2016

Harvest Strategies

As I write this, my final report as an Envoy, #harvest16 is in full swing.

Agronomy: Dicamba Misapplication - Or how I learned to love crinkled beans!

September 30, 2016


In my time as a Soy Envoy for the past two growing seasons I have attempted to give advice in an unbiased way, trying not to let my personal opinions come through too much.

Agronomy: Wrapping up for the ’16 season

August 26, 2016

In-Season Agronomy

As we start to wrap up the 2016 growing season it’s time sit back and reflect on what we learned this spring and summer.

Agronomy: What does tissue testing tell us?

July 22, 2016

Nutrient Management

This past weekend I was scrolling through Twitter and came across a feed that had been started by a well-known and respected Illinois agronomist posting an article from Academia in Arkansas on the use of tissue testing as a guide for foliar nutrition applications (it’s a very good article, by the way).

Agronomy: Strategies for finishing out the soybean season

July 19, 2016

Harvest Strategies

It’s after mid-July; do you know what your soybeans are doing?

Agronomy: To replant or not replant, that is the question.

June 01, 2016

Planting Strategies

As I sit here in my office I can hear the patter of raindrops outside the window.

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: Tricking Out A Soybean Planter for 2016

April 25, 2016

Planting Strategies

For most of my career working with soybeans the planting process has been a controlled spill at best.