Join us for the latest episode of the ILSoyAdvisor podcast with your host Kelsey Litchfield, from the Illinois Soybean Association. In this episode, we sit down with Stephanie Porter, Outreach Agronomist and Certified Crop Adviser at Illinois Soybean Association, to dive into the challenges and highlights of the 2023 growing season.

In this episode, we unravel the struggles faced by growers across various aspects of soybean production, including the ineffectiveness of herbicide residuals, misdiagnosing red crown rot, heightened insect pressure, potassium deficiency, and a revisit to the unusual smoke and haze from Canada, adding another layer of complexity to the season. From the drought to the unexpected derecho in June, we also explore the extreme weather conditions that impacted various regions in Illinois.

Don’t miss out on this comprehensive recap of the 2023 growing season, offering valuable insights and expert perspectives, only on the ILSoyAdvisor podcast.

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days. A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

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