Variety Trials Equip Illinois Farmers With Data For Seed Purchase Decisions
The ISA Checkoff Program funds the University of Illinois Crop Science Variety Trials in protein and oil testing. Farmers can use the data to decide to grow varieties with elevated quality characteristics and capitalize on premium pricing opportunities.
Diversifying Your Weed Control Program: The Why and the How for Long-term Success
In this video presentation, Dr. Karla Gage discusses the role of a diverse herbicide program in prolonging the utility of crop biotechnologies and new, emerging Integrated Weed Management (IWM) options.
Soil Fertility and Soybean Yields with Kelly Robertson
Many farmers apply all of their fertilizer before the corn crop; however, Soy Envoy Kelly Robertson recommends making a potash application before the soybean crop to achieve high yields.
Moderate Infestation of Aphids in Richland County, IL
Soy Envoy Matt Herman reports from a wheat field in Richland County and shares how he is using a drone to spray for an aphid infestation.
Dectes Stem Borer Biology and Management
Dr. Nick Seiter discusses insect management recommendations for soybean producers in Southern Illinois.
Soybean Stem Pest: Survey, Impact, and Education
Southern Illinois University PhD student, Danillo Leite, discusses soybean stem diseases and includes information about symptoms and signs to watch for, management practices, benefits of healthy stems, and more.
Planting Soybeans With a Drone
Soy Envoy Matt Herman provides an update from Southern Illinois and explores the idea of planting soybeans with a drone in Richland County.
Soybean Cyst Nematode: Current Management and Looking Ahead
Dr. Mandy Bish discusses soybean cyst nematode and findings from seed treatment experiments, on-farm strip trial studies, on-farm sampling efforts, and some cereal rye cover crop data. She also discusses advances in SCN-resistance breeding efforts.
Biologicals on Soybean: Don’t go Blind, be Bright!
The “one size fits all” use of biological products may not be the perfect fit for your fields. Join Dr. Vitor Rampazzo Favoretto to understand the different types of biologicals, what they do in the plant, and how you can tailor technology for higher quality and yields.
Using Multispectral Platforms to Manage Soybean Cyst Nematode
Continuing research from the past two years, Dr. Jason Bond and team aim to extend greenhouse trials to better understand the relationship between SCN infestation and soybean phenology, and expand image analyses with both supervised and unsupervised classification methods.