Share:
  • Upcoming Webinar - Dec. 18
    ILSoyAdvisor is hosting a webinar with Dr. Emerson Nafziger on Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. on "The Amazing 2018 Soybean Season: Lessons for 2019." A CEU credit for participating is available for CCA's in crop management.
  • Soybean Summit - Springfield, Illinois
    The journey to the top starts at the summit. Funded in part by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, this one-day Summit will be held Feb. 5, 2019, and will provide a fantastic lineup of expert speakers sharing the latest agronomic tools and technology, along with actionable recommendations to boost your yields and improve your bottom line.
  • Find Your Local Event
    These half-day events feature local CCA Soy Envoys, agronomists, industry experts and farmers sharing their insights on everything from weed management and fertility to best management practices (BMPs) and choosing varieties that best fit your farm.
  • Nominate a Master Adviser Today
    Do you know an experienced Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) who has a passion for soybean management? Nominate them for the annual Soybean Master Adviser award, presented by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program.

ILSoyAdvisor Weekly Updates

  • 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.

All Resources