Investigating Glyphosate-Resistant Waterhemp

A collaboration among four weed scientists from University of Illinois (UI) initiated an unprecedented research project investigating multiple aspects of glyphosate resistance in the Illinois waterhemp population. Field experiments conducted on approximately four acres of research plots where... Read more

The Historic Pattern of U.S Soybean Yields, Any Implications for 2012?

Like the U.S. average corn yield, the U.S. average soybean yield was below trend value in 2011. Market sentiment favors a return to trend yield for soybeans in 2012. Here we examine the pattern of yields from 1960 through 2011 (Figure 1) to identify any patterns that might be helpful in forming... Read more

Nominate soybean varieties for the 2012 VIPS by the end of February

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (February 8, 2012)—Did you grow a high-yielding, high-quality soybean variety last year? Nominate it online by February 28, 2012, to be included in the 2012 Variety Information Program for Soybeans (VIPS). Every year the National Soybean Research Lab (NSRL), the University of... Read more

Getting to Know Gary Berg

Gary Berg began his term as District 13 director in August 2011. In that short time, the soybean farmer from St. Elmo says he already has learned much about ISA's checkoff-funded, legislative and membership activities. He looks forward to helping direct future programs. "I am serving on the... Read more

Illinois Soybean Farmer Elected Livestock Group President

BLOOMINGTON, ILL ֠January 30, 2012 ֠An Illinois soybean and livestock producer and secretary of the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) last week was elected president of the Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG). Rob Shaffer, El Paso, Ill., believes the position will help soybean farmers... Read more

Illinois Soybean Association Wins Five National Agri-Marketing Awards

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) took top honors at the Region IV Best of National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Awards. NAMA is the premier association for agri-marketing and agri-business professionals. The competition celebrates the best work in agricultural communications. Funded by... Read more

Illinois Soybean Association Joins Industry Partners in Helping Farmers Defeat Weeds

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – January 27, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) along with industry partners, Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and BASF, will host three Illinois Weed Resistance Preparedness Training meetings next month. ISA and its partners want to help soybean farmers around the state... Read more

Getting to Know Dale Crawford

Dale Crawford has always been active within his community and the agriculture industry. The Sullivan, Ill., soybean farmer and ISA District 10 director operates a fourth-generation farm with his wife, Suzy. The couple raises corn and soybeans using minimum and no-till practices. "I got involved... Read more

Inaugural Illinois Soybean Summit Focuses on Increasing Yields, Profitability

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- January 20, 2012 -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is hosting the first-ever Illinois Soybean Summit, "Reaching Beyond Yield Obstacles," at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center on March 9, 2012. This conference -- funded in part by the Illinois soybean... Read more

ISA Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in At-Large Director Positions

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- January 17, 2012 -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is making notice that applications are available for farmers interested in becoming candidates for at-large director positions representing the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board (ISPOB) and ISA. Two of the six at-... Read more