ILSoyAdvisor Field Days
ILSoyAdvisor.com is hitting the road again this summer, bringing the soybean experts, local growing tips and practical, on-farm advice you’ve been reading on ILSoyAdvisor.com to a soybean field near you.
If you grow soybeans, you can’t miss out.
Come hear from local experts about the technology and practices that are producing
higher yields and making soybean growers more profitable.
- Aug. 2 – Northern Field Day (Hinckley, Ill.)
- Aug. 3 – Central Field Day (Seymour, Ill.)
- Aug. 4 – Southern Field Day (Benton, Ill.)
Field days are free and include lunch and refreshments. Additionally, each field day will offer four CEUs.
MANAGING LIBERTY® HERBICIDE APPLICATIONS ON SOYBEANS
Presented by Bayer Crop Science
Weed resistance is a common problem for soybean producers in Illinois, forcing growers to find better weed management solutions. One such solution is planting Liberty® soybeans and applying Liberty herbicide on weeds resistant to other herbicide modes of action. This presentation will examine the importance of controlling timing, application volume and spray pressure to optimize the efficacy of a Liberty application.
TAKING THE SIX SECRETS TO YOUR OWN FIELD
Presented by Asgrow/DEKALB
Advancements in genetics over the last few years have shown that soybeans respond positively to better management practices. Genetic selection of varieties that suit your growing conditions, paired with the right seed treatment, fertility, foliar protection and weed control, can create the ideal conditions for high soybean yields. This presentation will examine how selecting the right combination of practices will put you on the path to high yields.
BUILDING AND PROTECTING YIELD THROUGH SOIL MANAGEMENT, NUTRITION AND PLANT PROTECTION
Presented by Helena Chemical Company
Over the past decade, we’ve learned that soybeans respond well to good management strategies. Researchers and crop science companies continue to develop and validate methods that help drive soybean yield and improve profitability. This presentation will take a look at soil management strategies and foliar nutrition and plant protection practices that both protect yield and increase it.
MANAGING SOIL HEALTH
Presented by the Soil Health Partnership
The Soil Health Partnership will showcase how changing nutrient management and tillage strategies, along with cover crop adoption, can create lasting economic and environmental benefits.
Healthy soil is more resistant to drought, and more resilient to floods – along with being an effective strategy for improving water and air quality. Our farmer-partners are innovators and pioneers, and make our best teachers for sharing good soil health practices with their peers.
An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the SHP works closely with diverse organizations including commodity groups, federal agencies and well-known environmental groups toward common goals.
The Partnership is in its third year with 65 partner farms across eight Midwestern states.
GETTING SOYBEANS OFF TO A STRONG START (Hinckley event only)
Presented by Northern Partners Cooperative
Building soybean yields begins with paying attention to the fundamentals—giving plants the edge they need to reach their yield potential. This presentation will demonstrate how a strong base program and the addition of plant growth regulators (PGRs) can help produce more pods and more yield.
HOW TO MATCH UP PLANTING DATE, MATURITY GROUP AND PLANTING POPULATION (Seymour event only)
Presented by BASF
Much research has been conducted on soybean planting date, with the prevailing wisdom being that earlier planting generally leads to greater yield potential. However, the right planting date is also affected by a variety’s maturity group and planting population. This presentation will explore how to match up these three important factors before planting soybeans.
FERTILITY IMPACTS SOYBEAN YIELD MORE THAN YOU REALIZE (Benton event only)
Presented by Wyciskalla Consulting, LLC
Soybeans require plenty of nutrients, but these needs are sometimes overlooked. Growers should plan soil fertility programs based on routine soil tests, knowledge of their fields and yield expectations. This presentation will emphasize the importance of using soil and tissue testing, nutrient requirements and fertilizer application to best manage fertility in your soybean fields.
You can watch videos of the 2015 Field Day sessions here.