October 04, 2022

Nitrogen can be managed in many ways, including via rates, placement, timing, source and loss. Jim Schwartz, director of research, agronomy and Practical Farm Research at Beck’s Hybrids, shared advice during Becknology Days.


Considering the time of day, water conditioning and carrier rate are keys to making spray passes more profitable. Each of these factors are low-cost ways to improve profitability, said Jim Schwartz, director of research, agronomy and Practical Farm Research at Beck’s Hybrids.


Jason Gahimer, PFR Manager at Beck’s Hybrids, shared what planter attachments to consider when upgrading or getting a new planter. “My top three, in this order, is always the same no matter where you farm,” he said.


The Illinois Soybean Association is a sponsor of the Heartland Community College Soils Lab, which is part of the college’s new modern ag complex designed to serve the educational and ag workforce needs of central Illinois.



Variability is one way to describe the 2022 growing season. “It’s really the story of variability because it depends on where you’re at and if you were lucky enough to catch some rains,” said Jared Goplen, agronomy manager at Wyffels Hybrids.


Bill Gates says the global hunger crisis is so immense that food aid cannot fully address the problem. What’s also needed, Gates argues, are the kinds of innovations in farming technology that he has long funded to try to reverse the crisis documented in a new report.


Soybeans dropping leaves reached 63%, compared to the five-year average of 57%. Soybeans harvested reached 2%, compared to the five-year average of 10%.