• UPCOMING WEBINAR: Agribusiness Management - Jan. 16
    The 2019 news reels have been a rollercoaster for anyone watching but especially for agriculture. That, coupled with a unique growing season that was stressful in so many ways, has left many needing to re-evaluate their plans. Presenter, Philip Krupps will take many of the current issues at hand from interest rates, banking standards, and commodities and look at how these factors change descions.
  • Say Hello to the 2020 Soybean Summit
    Come on out to the 2020 Soybean Summit Mar. 10, 2020 in Springfield, Illinois. The Summit is the premier Illinois soybean event where you can meet all the major players involved in your farming success. You'll be introduced to leading soybean experts and all the latest in soybean management, agronomy, technology, and business to help you be the best that you can be. All you have to do is pop in and say hello.
  • Sustainability Incentives
    The turmoil of 2019 begs the question: what can Illinois soybean farmers do to make their farmed acres more profitable and less vulnerable to forces beyond their control? Several programs around the state are answering that question with sustainability incentives.
  • Nominate a CCA for Soybean Master Adviser
    Know an experienced Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) with a passion for soybean management? Nominate them for the annual Soybean Master Adviser award, presented by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program. The award is part of ISA’s effort to recognize CCAs for contributions to Illinois soybean production.

ILSoyAdvisor Weekly Updates

    Testing Tech
    On Doug Schroeder’s farm, technology plays a large part in nutrient and water management. Water control structures work with tile drainage to improve water conservation and nutrient runoff. Variable rate technology is also used to apply the precise amount of nutrients where and when they are needed.
    Cover Crops and Conservation
    Tom Kentner and his family use cover crops on their 1,200 acre corn and soybean farm to solve soil erosion and nutrient loss issues. Soil and tissue testing also help ensure that they’re treating their soil and crops right.
    Doubling Down on Double-Crop
    David Droste and his family utilize double-crop soybeans, cover crops and no-till practices to help preserve nutrients and soil. Wheat also plays an important role in crop rotation and soil health.
    The farmer. Jim Martin farms about 440 acres of corn and soybeans near Wenona, Ill. Nearly half of that land has been in the family since his German ancestors homesteaded the area five generations earlier. He attributes the quality of the soils on the farm to his family’s care for the soil across generations. “As a family, we have a commitment to preserving the high-quality soils we farm.”

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