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  • Upcoming Webinar: Importance of Aggregation for Soil Health
    Join ILSoyAdvisor March 13 at 10 a.m. for a webinar with Abbey Wick on the "Importance of Aggregation for Soil Health." This free webinar will go in-depth on what aggregates are and the role they play in healthy soil. One CEU in soil and water management is available for eligible Certified Crop Advisers.
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    ILSoyAdvisor is hosting a free webinar Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. AJ Woodyard will present on "Creating a System for Soybean Yield Success" and provide attendees information on how to continue capitalizing on the opportunities that exist with greater soybean management. This webinar will focus on the practices that have emerged from years of research and working with high yield growers across the U.S. Qualified participants are eligible for 1 CEU in crop management.

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  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: DAVID DROSTE
    Environmental challenge. Droste’s farm is located in the Kaskaskia watershed in southwestern Illinois. Area soils and topography contribute to concerns about erosion and phosphorous loss. Most of the land he farms is comprised of silt loams with low organic matter with clay-based subsoils. According to Droste, the challenge in farming these soils is that water does not percolate through them very well, so most water runs off with surface drainage.
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: THOMAS KENTNER
    The farmer. Tom Kentner and his son grow corn and soybeans on their 1,100-acre farm in Danville, Illinois. Kentner has more than 30 years of experience in the fertilizer business, and conservation has always been an interest of his.
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: DOUG SCHROEDER
    The farmer. Doug Schroeder farms 4,000 acres of soybeans and corn in McLean County, Ill. About half the corn acreage is devoted to seed corn production for major seed companies.
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    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.”
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    SHOWCASE FARMER: KYLE WINKELMANN
    The farmer. Kyle Winkelmann and his wife, ISA director Carrie Winkelmann, produce corn and soybeans on a 2,000 acre family farm near Talulla, Ill.

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