U of I Scientists Look to China for Increased Soybean Yields

Bloomington, Ill. – June 11, 2012 – In new research funded by the soybean checkoff, University of Illinois and USDA-ARS researchers are exploring the genetic potential of exotic soybean lines from China to increase yields for United States farmers. “Yields are a farmer’s biggest concern,” says Dan... Read more

Sustainability Forum to Connect Farm-level Decisions with Global Market Demands

Sustainability Forum to Connect Farm-level Decisions with Global Market Demands Bloomington, Ill. – June 7, 2012 – Soybean farmers and other agriculture stakeholders interested in global perspectives on sustainability are encouraged to attend the first-ever soybean sustainability symposium and... Read more

ISA Establishes Partnership with BASF

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – June 6, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is pleased to announce their newest principal corporate partner, BASF. The ISA corporate program was established late last year to provide companies with ways to work with the state's soybean farmers in such areas as research... Read more

Be on the Lookout: 2012 Insect Pressure May Be Higher

Whether due to large acreage, time limitations, or memories of walking beans, scouting has become less common in Illinois soybean fields. But following a mild winter and early spring, entomologists recommend farmers rethink that strategy for 2012. "In general, many farmers don't have the time or... Read more

ISA/Farm Journal Soybean College Offers Growers Practical, Hands-on Training

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – May 21, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is hosting Farm Journal’s Soybean College at the Corn College Campus in Heyworth, Ill., on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, Soybean College is designed to equip growers with production... Read more

Getting to Know Duane Dahlman

Duane Dahlman from Marengo, Ill., is completing his first term as an at-large ISA director. He has been very involved with several ISA target areas. Dahlman serves as second vice chair for both market access/advocacy and industrial utilization and also is vice chair for the aquaculture target area... Read more

STAARS Study Tracks Benefits of Sustainable Soybean Production

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – April, 30, 2012 -- The second year of a scientifically valid research study designed to evaluate and quantify the benefits of sustainable agriculture is underway with 85 Illinois soybean growers. The study is funded, in part, by the Illinois soybean checkoff. "The Strategies... Read more

Soybean row spacing: wide or narrow?

Average row spacing in Illinois soybean fields has increased over the past decade after narrowing for several decades before that, according to University of Illinois crop sciences professor Emerson Nafziger. This increase resulted from drilled soybeans -- those with rows less than 10 inches apart... Read more

Is it time to plant soybeans?

Like corn, soybean planting has had an unusually early start in Illinois this year, with some of the crop planted before April 1 and 5 percent planted by April 22. Was this early planting advisable? University of Illinois crop sciences professor Emerson Nafziger is not sure about planting in March... Read more

Checkoff-Funded Research Shows Early Soybean Planting Boosts Yield Potential

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – April 26, 2012 – Each day Illinois farmers delay soybean planting can negatively affect yields, according to the latest University of Illinois research. Funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff and conducted at six sites throughout Illinois, researchers found the highest yields... Read more