Stories about soybeans
The Illinois Soybean Growers Government Relations Committee recently met to set policy and legislative priorities for the 2022 fiscal year.
With the rains last weekend, the progress on soybean harvest this week was much slower. We switched the combine back to corn and knocked out a custom high-moisture corn job for my relatives that farm next to us.
When it comes to change, many growers may be hesitant to move from a tried and true system that has proven results. Growers who previously used the DEKALB Asgrow Xtend soybean lineup were no different.
Well, it’s definitely fall. With the changing weather patterns, it’s making it hard to combine beans because we get a rain just about the time they dry out. But the rain is helping the cover crops grow in a different field, almost too much.
Results of a quantitative study funded by the United Soybean Board reveal outreach conducted by The SCN Coalition has moved more soybean growers to actively manage soybean cyst nematode, the No. 1 yield-grabbing pathogen of the soybean crop in North America.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance received a 2021 Indiana Department of Environmental Management Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the Pollution Prevention category at the 24th Annual Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference.
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood followed the “life of a soybean” on the Kindred family farm this past growing season, making his third and final visit with harvest underway.
A new constructed wetland was showcased during the recent Vermilion Headwaters Watershed field tour in Livingston County. The constructed wetland was installed in August 2018 on Fulton Farms farmland and is designed to capture and remove nutrients from tile drainage.
In west-central Illinois this year, growing conditions were perfect for more than corn and soybeans. Weather conditions also led to an ideal environment for weeds.
Harvest is well underway across Indiana, and some farmers are dealing with yield loss from tar spot. Long periods of wet conditions created favorable conditions for tar spot.