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  • Upcoming Webinar: Why Plant Health is More than Just Disease
    Just like humans, crops are subject to stress caused by factors in their environment every day. In this June 25 webinar, sponsored by BASF, we will examine the factors that affect plant health and what management practices can help mitigate negative responses to environmental stresses. Presented by Mike Probst, BASF, qualifying CCA's can earn 1 free CEU in integrated pest management. Learn more and register below.
  • 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 will host a free five-week webinar series featuring advice from agribusiness experts on topics like succession planning, grain marketing and more. Find more information on each session and register for the series at the link here.
  • Podcast: Soybean Management in the 2020 Growing Season
    The latest episode of the ILSoyAdvisor Podcast dropped this week. We were joined by CCA Soy Envoy, Jason Haegele, and discussed soybean management strategies and practices for the 2020 growing season in light of recent market shifts. Listen to the podcast at the link below
  • COVID-19 Agriculture Resources
    The well-being of Illinois farmers is top of mind, and we are aware of how COVID-19 has stressed our economy and our local communities. As an association, we remain dedicated to serving Illinois farmers during this time. Read more about how ISA is responding and find resources about agriculture and coronavirus at the link below.
  • The Road to Mexico
    Meet Brock Willard, Illinois soybean farmer, in this feature about the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) soybean checkoff trade mission to Mexico in January.

ILSoyAdvisor Weekly Updates

  • SOIL HEALTH IDEAS
    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.
  • SOIL HEALTH IDEAS
    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.
  • SOIL HEALTH IDEAS
    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.
  • SOIL HEALTH IDEAS
    SHOWCASE FARMER: JIM MARTIN
    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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