• 2021 Soybean Master Adviser Nominations
    ISA is now accepting nominees for the 2021 Soybean Master Adviser. If you know an experienced Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) with a passion for soybean management, nominate them today for this award presented by the ISA checkoff program.
  • What Does a CCA Soy Envoy Do?
    Our 2020 CCA Soy Envoys have wrapped up their season and now we are looking for the 2021 Soy Envoys. If you are interested in becoming a Soy Envoy, read this article to learn more about the program and how you can get involved.
  • Podcast: A Look Back at the 2020 Growing Season
    Randy Niver, CCA Soy Envoy and Asgrow DEKALB Technical Agronomist, is on the podcast this month to review the 2020 soybean growing season. Listen to learn more.
  • AMP Web Series
    There’s never been a better time to start taking steps towards a more secure future for your farm. The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) soybean checkoff’s Agribusiness Management Program hosted a free five-week webinar series this summer featuring advice from agribusiness experts on topics like succession planning, grain marketing and more. Find more information and watch session recordings at the link below.

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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