Planting progress in Illinois is sporadic, with some areas experiencing delays with wet spots and ponding in fields, while other areas have already planted their corn and soybean crops. Concerns arise regarding prevent planting in some areas if wet weather persists, alongside reports of emerging pests like bean leaf beetles and slugs in soybeans. Additionally, issues with cover crop termination and herbicide mixtures are highlighted, emphasizing the importance of careful field management practices and thorough scouting efforts.

The guests in today’s podcast include Soy Envoys Craig Grafton, Bayer Crop Science; Drew Beckman, Beck’s Hybrids; Kelly Robertson, Precision Crop Services LLC; Karen Corrigan, McGillicuddy Corrigan Agronomics; Eric Beckett, Illini FS; and Shelby Weckel, Ehler Brothers Seed. 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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