A few growers have broken 100-bushel soybean yields and the world record is 171 bushels. Yet for many growers, field yields remain in the 50 to 75-bushel range. So, what are the limiting factors why U.S. and Illinois yields are often below contest winners? Todd Steinacher, CCA, will explore why this gap exists and what factors in the life of a soybean plant determine final yield.
Importance of Soybean Production
Sustainability and Profitability
Gap is only important if it is profitable to grow 100 bushels per acre
Build a budget to track and validate results
Developing and Preserving Yield
Pods/plant: Genetics, plant health – genetics are correlated to how bean will react
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.