Plant and Soil Health: Webinar: Soil Sampling to Plan for High Yield Soybeans

Soil sampling is an integral part of a strong soybean management program, according to Andy Wycislo, Midwest region agronomist for Waypoint Analytical. Illinois is made up of a variety of different soils, and each type of soil has different characteristics that influence the success of the crops that grow in it. Soil sampling can indicate what the soil needs and doesn’t need, and growers can learn how to get the most out of each growing season by learning more about the soils on their farm. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Consistency is key for taking soil samples.
    • Make sure all samples are at a consistent depth.
    • Always test during the same season, as nutrients can fluctuate throughout the year.
  • Aim for testing soil every four years, more often if they’re sandy soils.
  • Send samples to a quality lab that offers micronutrient analysis.

 1 CEU in Nutrient Management is available for this webinar. Visit the Certified Crop Adviser website to self-report your credit after viewing the webinar recording.

Illinois Soybean Association
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website and



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