All Posts by Stephanie Porter

Agronomy: The Three W's of 2016 Soybean Yields: (Weather, Weeds, and What Went Wrong?)

November 02, 2016

Harvest Strategies

The weather in 2016 set up the potential for some very high soybean yields in many areas of Illinois and to be honest, some have reported the highest soybean yields they have ever had on their farms.

Insect Management: Why All the Fuss About Soybean Cyst Nematode?

October 26, 2016

Insect Management

Unfortunately, soybean cyst nematode (SCN) isn’t being talked about much anymore.

Agronomy: Sassy, Savvy and Shrewd Soybean Selection for 2017

September 29, 2016

Planting Strategies

Many of you, while you are harvesting, will also be thinking about the soybean varieties you want to plant next season.

Agronomy: The Top 10 Quotes an Agronomist Does Not Want to Hear a Farmer Say About Soybeans

August 31, 2016

In-Season Agronomy

Soybeans are just a crop that I use to rotate and plant after my corn.

Disease Management: To spray or not to spray fungicides, that is the question

July 27, 2016

Weed Management

The two most common foliar diseases in Illinois that will respond to fungicides are Frogeye leaf spot and Septoria brown spot.

Plant and Soil Health: Are your soybeans thirsty and will yields suffer?

July 21, 2016

Sustainability Practices

We can easily see corn showing drought symptoms, but signs of soybeans under drought stress may not be as evident.

Disease Management: 2016 Forecast for Sudden Death Syndrome in Early Planted Soybeans

June 22, 2016

Disease Management

Many are all too aware of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS).

Disease Management: I Hope You Don’t Smell Soybean Root Rot in Your Field

May 25, 2016

Disease Management

Recently, I was asked by a colleague which disease pathogens I find most often in early emerging soybeans.

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: Soybean Inoculants: How to get the most bang for your buck

April 27, 2016

Planting Strategies

Today’s soybean inoculants are not the same as years past.