• 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.
  • UPCOMING WEBINAR: Soybean Seedling Diseases - Apr. 30
    There are many diseases that can impact soybean productivity, reducing yields and quality. Learn which seedling diseases can keep plants from popping and how to manage soybeans to prevent depressed soybean yields.
  • Innovative Biodiesel Business Opportunity
    New business prospects may exist with biodiesel because of its ability to reduce carbon. In addition to carbon sequestration, increased demand for biodiesel will lead to an increased demand for soybeans, its primary feedstock.

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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