The Soy Envoys provide a short update on planting progress and field conditions across different regions of Illinois. They discuss weed control strategies and herbicide applications as well as the connection of winter annual weeds being a host for soybean cyst nematode. Click here for more information from Purdue University. With planting season underway, they emphasize the importance of accurate data collection throughout the growing season and advise patience, as planting is a marathon, not a sprint!

The group also answers the question of the week: “What unique challenge should farmers keep top of mind as planting season gets fully underway?”

The guests in today’s podcast include Eric Beckett, Illini FS; Drew Beckman, Beck’s Hybrids; Shelby Weckel, Ehler Brothers Seed; Craig Grafton, Bayer Crop Science; Kelly Robertson, Precision Crop Services LLC, and Stephanie Porter, Illinois Soybean Association. Today’s podcast was hosted by Kelsey Litchfield, Agronomic Outreach Specialist for Illinois Soybean Association.

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days. A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

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