Weather varied across the Midwest this year, and that was the theme for most soybean yields — variability.
The push toward renewable diesel could spur changes in hog rations.
For years trade was a matter of long, complicated discussions to iron out often-complex technical issues. Then, under the Trump administration, the approach shifted to in-your-face trade wars and agreements that were less technical and long-term and more dollar-oriented and short term.
Planting soybeans in the same field that just grew soybeans is not recommended. Soybean yield will suffer even before factoring in environmental conditions, weather and pest/disease pressures.
While corn showed some strong results in this year’s Iowa Crop Improvement Association yield tests, project manager Ryan Budnik said soybeans were the most impressive based on the conditions of the season.
It was another year of weather challenges for the University of Missouri Variety Testing Program’s soybean yield tests. The conditions reflected what farmers dealt with in the Show-Me State this year. This included some planting delays, as well as wet weather at times during harvest.
Dekalb had the highest average yields in the University of Illinois soybean variety trials this year. That northern Illinois location also received the least rainfall of any trials across the state.
A common sight this summer has been yellow or white patches of soybeans in otherwise green fields. This ICM blog will review several possible causes of yellow soybean and provide resources regarding each phenomenon.
As chairman of the Illinois Soybean Association, Doug Schroeder is on the road anywhere from two to three months a year. Exactly how many depends on how much time he wants to put into the position.
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — More and more farmers in the Midwest are discovering that planting soybeans early is a recipe for success. Studies are confirming that recipe.
The United Soybean Board has cleared the road for a new soybean use. One of the latest soybean checkoff dollar investments is a new soy-based dust suppressant for roads, construction sites, farms and businesses.
With soybean prices at seven-year highs and carryout numbers at 12-year lows, demand appears to be booming for the U.S. crop.
Polly Ruhland is CEO of the United Soybean Board. Born in Florida, Ruhland grew up in various states before earning a bachelor’s degree in English and communications from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in agriculture from Colorado State University. She also did some post-gr…
For many Illinois farmers, the 2020 Soybean Summit was the last in-person event they attended before COVID-19 brought a quick end to winter agricultural meetings.
Knowing when to manage soybean gall midge is a critical first step to addressing the new pest, although no single tactic has been found to achieve complete control.
An exchange program for youth leaders in agriculture is preparing to send eight new participants abroad for three months.
In general, soybean yields in Illinois were on par with the five-year average.
As soybean yield results came in, Iowa’s dry August reared its ugly head, according to Graydon Marzen.
HEYWORTH, lll. — Seeing an Illinois farmer planting soybeans in November, even on a warm, bright day, is enough to make someone do a double take.
Weather is always a major variable in a growing season, and for those testing crops, it can cause headaches.
Soybean producers willing to keep detailed records and perform thorough equipment maintenance could find a premium as a seed grower.
For many of us, there’s a lot of “hurry up and wait” time during harvest. Time spent waiting in a grain cart or truck on the edges of fields while the combine fills may feel like wasted time and lead to frustration.Why not make the most of that time by using it to collect soil samples for so…
Red crown rot is a new disease in the Midwest, and was first detected in 2017 in a single field in Pike County, Illinois.
Gary Wheeler is the CEO and executive director of the Missouri Soybean Association and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University, for the Extension Integrated Crop Management blog Sept. 1.