U.S. Soybeans: Containerized Shipping Could Reach New Markets

🕔Nov 5, 2018The anticipated bumper harvest of U.S. soybeans this fall amid a trade dispute with China presents an opportunity for growers to reach new international markets with containerized shipping. Farmers this […]

Illinois: Resilient Farm Roadshow Has 5 Meetings Planned for Feb.

🕔Feb 2, 2018Some of the habits of successful farm managers include being innovative and cost- conscious, and evaluating the returns on alternative technologies and investments. Cash flow management is key in preserving […]

Illinois Soybeans: Time to Think About Harvest Prep

🕔Aug 25, 2017Summer will be quickly turning to fall and the cool weather this month has slowed crop development and given it a break from the heat and stress of July. Nevertheless, […]

Illinois Soybeans: What Diseases Will Prevail in Weird Weather?

🕔Jun 20, 2017Weird spring—wet and cool early, followed by hot and dry. What diseases will prevail? In early planted soybeans many were worried about Pythium root rot, thanks to the cool, wet […]

Illinois Soybeans: Time to Think About Brown Spot Control

🕔May 5, 2017Septoria brown spot (SBS) is the second biggest disease threat to soybean yield after soybean cyst nematode. Since SBS can potentially reduce soybean yield more than most farmers and agronomists […]

Aquaculture: Soybeans May Become New Fish Feed for Tuna

🕔Apr 12, 2017Tuna fish raised on soybeans? A recent breakthrough in feed formulation research, with soybeans as the main component, appears to make that a reality for tuna raised in ocean pens. […]

Illinois Soybeans: Knowing the XtendiMax Label

🕔Mar 29, 2017Monsanto hosted a webinar on “Managing the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in 2017.” Presenters were Chris Kamienski, a Monsanto technology development representative and Lance Tarochione, a Monsanto technical agronomist. […]

Illinois Soybeans: Do RR2 and Liberty Link Still Work? Yes… With a Lot of Buts.

🕔Feb 28, 2017Weed control has gotten tougher and more complicated over the past 10 years. When Roundup Ready soybeans were first introduced back in 1996, 20 years ago, glyphosate was a one-stop […]

Illinois Soybeans: When Is It Viable to Use an Insecticidal Seed Treatment?

🕔Feb 22, 2017If I were to make a guess, I would say that 80% or more of the soybean seed sold today is treated with both a fungicide and insecticide. In the […]

Illinois Soybeans: Double-Crop Conference, Mt. Vernon, Feb. 8

🕔Jan 20, 2017Double-cropping is a popular rotation in Southern Illinois. Growers grow and harvest wheat and immediately plant back a crop of soybeans. This rotation can generate more income than full-season corn […]

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