While not as challenging as other years, the 2022 growing season has had its fair share of impactful weather. A cool and gloomy April that ran into a hot and dry May. Extreme rainfall in pockets of the state and severe drought in others. During this ILSoyAdvisor webinar, Dr. Trent Ford, Illinois State Climatologist, will discuss what’s happened so far this year and how he sees the rest of the season and harvest shaping up. He’ll also discuss longer-term trends in our climate and the implications for agriculture in Illinois.
Management and practice decisions need to account for weather extremes and a changing environment, just like accounting for any other challenge…“is this decision making my operation more or less vulnerable and profitable in the face of extreme weather and climate?”
Climate resilient agriculture
Sustainable management practices that achieve long-term productivity and profitability
Reduced, conservation, or no till practices
Expanded use of winter cover crops
Integrating livestock grazing
Incorporating small grains/forage into extended rotations
Expanding bioenergy crops and agroforestry
Increased use to edge of field nutrient loss reduction
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.