Karen Corrigan, an independent agronomist and co-owner of McGillicuddy-Corrigan Agronomics, shares insight on weeds and their impact on crop yields. As an ILSoyAdvisor Soy Envoy and Certified Crop Advisor with a master’s degree in agronomy-weed science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Corrigan digs into effective control strategies, touching on tactics such as cover crops, narrow row spacing, and herbicides. By understanding weed lifecycles and environmental conditions, farmers can use this knowledge as a tool for better weed control, ensuring optimum results through reading and adhering to herbicide labels.
Karen Corrigan is an independent agronomist and co-owner of
McGillicuddy Corrigan Agronomics, an agronomic consultant to farmers
in the upper Midwest. She is a Certified Crop Advisor and holds a master's
degree in agronomy-weed science from the University of Wisconsin-
Madison. Karen also serves as an adjunct instructor at Carl Sandburg
College and Heartland Community College teaching classes on agronomy,
soils, horticulture, and pesticide application. Karen and her friends Kelsey
Litchfield and Jen Campbell record a monthly podcast called Girls Talk Ag.
Karen is also a mom of two elementary aged girls and two doodles.
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.