• UPCOMING WEBINAR: Reduce Early Season Risk - Feb. 20
    Setting up the right environment for soybeans to flourish in the early stages of the life cycle is crucial to improving yield potential. In this webinar, Dr. Victoria Kleczewski will look at different early-season diseases and insects that can affect soybean yields later in the season and what proactive integrated pest management recommendations will optimize your soybean investment. CEU available to qualifying CCAs.
  • 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.
  • Planning for Contingencies
    The 2019 growing season held many challenges that growers had to overcome. But what can we learn from these challenges and how can we plan for contingencies in the future? This Soy Perspectives magazine article examines four ways to prepare for the unexpected in 2020.

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    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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