A regenerative systems approach will utilize integrated, dynamic principles to synergize biologically-based practices to address fertility, pest and disease issues in corn and soybean production. The soil is the foundation in resilient systems that have the potential to leverage increasing soil organic matter to feed soil biology especially mycorrhizal fungi and associated organisms. In this webinar, presenter Kris Nichols, will discuss crop diversity including perennials and annuals as well as cover and companion crops, reduced soil disturbance, and managed grazing to increase profitability by maximizing nutrient and water use efficiencies and improving nutritive quality. We will also take a close look at the microbiome community that makes it all happen.
1 CEU in Soil and Water Management
Presenter: Dr. Kris Nichols, Soil Microbiologist, KRIS Systems Education & Consultation
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.