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  • NOMINATE A CCA TODAY FOR THE 2022 ILSOYADVISOR AWARDS
    Do you know an experienced Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) with a passion for soybean management or with exemplary soils consulting expertise? The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is now accepting nominations for the annual Soybean Master Adviser and Dave Rahe Excellence in Soils Consulting awards, presented by the ISA checkoff program. Nominations are due by December 1.
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  • Using Harvest Aids/Desiccants in Soybeans
    Soybean desiccation can be a useful tool to improve soybean harvest efficiency. It can allow use of earlier planting and, in some cases, even the use of earlier-maturing varieties. Learn more about soybean desiccation in this recent blog from Scott Eversgerd, ISA CCA Soy Envoy.

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  • 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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