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ISA Offers Webinar Series on Soybean Management, Profitability

Illinois Soybean Association and ILSoyAdvisor.com are hosting a new webinar series for soybean farmers. The checkoff-funded series highlights best management practices in soybean production and offers practical tips for improving yields and profitability in the 2016 growing season.

 

Upcoming Webinars: 

Solutions to Effectively Manage SCN and SDS

Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM CST

Join Jason Bond, plant pathologist at Southern Illinois University, and Nick Tinsley, SeedGrowth technical representative at Bayer, as they discuss the basics of SCN and SDS. They will review the environment they require, symptoms and impact on yield, conventional management practices and the beneficial impact of today’s new seed in providing control. 

1 CEU in Integrated Pest Management Available.

Register here.

Variable Seeding: Benefits for changing variety and population across the field

Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM CST

Join Mark Apelt, regional product specialist at Beck’s Hybrids, and Mike Hannewald, precision farming field advisor at Beck’s Hybrids, as they explore how to select appropriate planting populations and varieties for different zones across a field. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available.

Register here.

Role of Gypsum in Improving Soil and Water Quality

Wednesday, March 22, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM CST

Join Warren Dick from The Ohio State University as he discusses what gypsum is, its benefits to soil, sources of gypsum, how it can be applied and how often, and how it helps traps phosphate in the field. 

1 CEU in Soil and Water Management Available.

Register here.

Watch Past Webinars:  

What Six Secrets Research Has Taught Us About High Yield Soybeans

Wednesday, January 25, 10:30 AM 11:30 AM CST

Fred Below, Ph.D., reviews five years of research on “The Six Secrets of Soybean Success," a concept for producing high-yield soybeans which he evaluated in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Six Secrets demonstrates how growers can put technologies together for increasing soybean yields through intensive crop management. In addition, Dr. Below discusses some of his work on when soybeans need supplemental nitrogen. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Managing the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM CST

Chris Kamienski, Monsanto technology development representative, and Lance Tarochione, CCA and Monsanto technical agronomist, review seed and herbicide product use and stewardship and weed control options in soybeans. 

1 CEU in Pest Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Lessons From the 2016 Soybean Season: Another Outstanding Crop

Wednesday, December 14, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM CST

Dr. Emerson Nafziger looks back at the 2016 production year and how the soybean crop fared, how it was impacted by weather, why the crop did surprisingly well and how you can use this information to make better production decisions going into 2017. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Linking BMP and Water Quality Success in Indian Creek Watershed

Thursday, December 8, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM CST

The Indian Creek Watershed Project (ICWP) is an innovative approach to voluntary adoption of on-farm conservation systems and serves as a prime example to emulate across other local watersheds.

-Chad Watts, executive director with the Conservation Technology Information Center provided an overview of the Indian Creek Watershed Project; 
-Sarah Church, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate at Purdue University lead a discussion of social indicators that helped make the project a success; 
-Ursula Mahl, senior research technician with the University of Notre Dame summarized an analysis that links greater BMP adoption to improved water quality throughout the watershed. 

The key learnings from ICWP are of value to academics, industry professionals across the agriculture value chain, government and non-government agencies, and all others who are invested in the production of the nation’s food supply—a nearly universal application. 

1 CEU in Nutrient Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com

Soil Sampling Is the First Step to Planning High Yield Soybeans

Tuesday, August 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

Producing high yield soybeans requires good soil conditions, near-neutral soil pH, and ample fertility. Every grower needs to have a well-planned fertility program that provides sufficient nutrients for their corn and soybean crops. A well-planned fertility program includes regular soil sampling, soil analysis and proper interpretation of results, and accurate recommendations. The accuracy and reliability of soil test data are only as good as the sample collected, so proper sample collection and test selection is very important. 

In this webinar, Andy Wycislo, Midwest Region Agronomist for Waypoint Analytical, discussed how to collect a soil sample, what spatial patterns to follow, what range of tests to consider, and how to interpret soil test results. 

1 CEU in Nutrient Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Strategies for Finishing out the Soybean Season

Tuesday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

For many years, soybean producers managed their soybeans all up front followed by post weed control, and their yields remained stagnate. But producers discovered that managing soybeans more intensely during late vegetative and flowering paid dividends. Then Brazilians growers discovered that managing soybeans intensely through pod fill and not letting them coast to maturity paid additional yield dividends. 

In this webinar, Mike Wilson, Illinois Soybean Envoy and Specialty Products Marketing Coordinator with Wabash Valley Service Company, discussed how managing soybeans until Labor Day can maximize yield and profitability. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Managing Soybean Diseases

Wednesday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

As we all know, foliar, root and stem diseases are some of the top yield robbers of soybeans. Often times, we wait until it is too late before we worry about the soybean fungus among us. Weather, current soybean management, and advancement in soybean breeding are all key when we begin to talk soybean diseases, their risk and how to manage these threats. 

In this webinar, Stephanie Porter, Sales Agronomist with Burrus Hybrids, provided diagnostic tips to help increase yields by beginning the process of preventing, predicting, scouting, and managing some of Illinois’s most prevalent soybean diseases. 

1 CEU in Pest Management available. 

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Should Manure Be Part of Your Crop Production?

Wednesday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

Using livestock manure is a proven way to provide macro- (N, P, K) and micro- (Boron, Sulfur, Zinc, Manganese) nutrients for crop production. Adding manure to fields can also build organic matter, increasing not only water infiltration but also soil moisture holding capacity. But manure is not for everyone—and not planning up front can cause planting delays and yield losses from compaction, while poor communication can create unnecessary tension between tenant and landlord. 

In this webinar, Kevin Erb, CCA, University of Wisconsin – Extension state specialist, and Morgan Hayes, Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building, discussed the benefits manure can provide to your or your client’s fields, strategies to maximize the nutrient and soil building value of manure applications, and how to avoid the pitfalls of manure use. This webinar also covered the regulations crop consultants and farmers need to know when dealing with livestock manure applications. 

1 CEU in Nutrient Management available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Soybean Profitability Under Low Commodity Prices

Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

In this webinar, Gary Schnitkey, Ph.D., professor and farm management specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, examined various issues associated with soybean profitability, including characteristics that separate more profitable from less profitable farms using Illinois Farm Business Farm Management data, and expectations for long-run soybean prices.

He also discussed the need to cut fertilizer, seed, chemical, and machinery depreciation costs, as well as the need to reduce cash rents, given the current low price environment. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Boron Nutrition for Soybean: What we have learned in Arkansas and how it applies to other states

Tuesday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m. CDT

Boron is an important micronutrient in soybeans, but applying too much can be a risk. It is difficult to know when to apply and how much to apply.

In this webinar, Nathan Slaton, Ph.D., Professor of Soil Fertility and Assistant Director for the University of Arkansas, reviewed soil boron availability, plant functions of boron, the susceptibility of crop species, and their experiences with soybean boron deficiency, use of plant and soil testing for assessing B availability, and boron fertilization of soybean in Arkansas over the last 15 years. 

1 CEU in Nutrient Management Available

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Sulphur's Role in Soybean Production

Thursday, March 10, 10:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m. CDT

In this webinar, Wesley Haun, Agronomist with H.J. Baker & Bro., Crop Performance Division, discussed how sulphur enhances soybean growth, yield, and seed quality. 

The ability to optimize plant available sulphate throughout the growing season is challenging due to many loss/fixation mechanisms that occur in the soil environment. Sulphur is involved in several soybean plant processes that contribute to growth and accumulation of dry matter.

A greater knowledge base of sulphur reactions in the soil, plant uptake process, and functions within the plant can contribute to more informed management decisions. 

1 CEU in Nutrient Management Available

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Managing RR2Xtend Soybeans in 2016 and Beyond

Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

Monsanto developed the RR2Xtend technology for soybeans. It combines a glyphosate and dicamba resistant traits into soybeans to broaden weed control.

In this webinar, Lance Tarochione, technical agronomist with Monsanto, provided an overview of the RR2Xtend weed control system and an update on trait approval and the status of herbicide registrations. He also discussed germplasm and weed control options in 2016, as well as the importance of proper stewardship.

1 CEU in Integrated Pest Management Available

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Short Review of the 4R Performance Objectives

Tuesday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. CDT

In this webinar, Bill Simmons, Ph.D., professor emeritus of soil and water management in the Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences College at the University of Illinois, reviewed the performance objectives for those interested in the 4Rs of plant nutrition: right source, right rate, right timing, and right place. It is primarily designed for those taking the CCA certification exam, but all are welcome.

What are the “must know” subject areas to demonstrate competence in the 4Rs? What nutrients have the most complicated behavior in the soil and crop environment? Putting it all together: a few short “scenarios” were presented that highlighted the interaction of the 4Rs. 

The webinar will run 1 to 1.5 hours depending on Q&A discussions. 

1 CEU in Nutrient Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Fertilizer and Manure Calculations

Thursday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. CDT

In this webinar, Bill Simmons, Ph.D., professor emeritus of soil and water management in the Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences College at the University of Illinois, explored the intersection of math and science when fertilizer calculations are needed. 

The webinar covered the following topics: 
-Interpreting and reacting to soil test results. 
-Calculating nutrient amounts needed to improve soil test levels and support crop yields, accounting for nutrients removed in grain, etc. 
-How to make blended fertilizers using different carriers and sources. 
-How to take “credits” or adjust fertilizer amounts for a biennial fertilizer application. 
-Calculating lime application rates given soil test info and lime source and quality data. 

The webinar will run 1 to 1.5 hours depending on Q&A discussions. 

1 CEU in Nutrient Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

What Six Secrets Research Has Taught Us About High Yield Soybeans

Wednesday, January 27, 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. CDT

In this webinar, Fred Below, Ph.D., Professor of Crop Physiology at the University of Illinois, reviewed his research on “The Six Secrets of Soybean Success,” a concept for producing high-yield soybeans which he evaluated in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Six Secrets demonstrates how growers can put technologies together for increasing soybean yields through intensive crop management. In addition, he reviewed some of his work on increasing pod count in soybeans and how to know when soybeans need supplemental nitrogen. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Lessons from a Surprising Season: The 2015 Illinois Soybean Crop
Tuesday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

In this webinar, Emerson Nafziger, Ph.D., Professor of Crop Sciences and Extension agronomist at the University of Illinois, looks back at the 2015 production year and how the soybean crop fared, how it was impacted by weather, why the crop did surprisingly well and how you can use this information to make better production decisions in 2016. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Getting the Most out of Your Soybeans with Good P and K Nutrition
Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT

Soybean phosphorus and potassium nutrition is sometimes an afterthought in a farmer’s nutrient budget. Failing to provide adequate nutrition can cost any farmer money, even with softer commodity prices.

On November 11, Dr. Robert Mullen, Director of Agronomy with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, discussed phosphorus and potassium behavior in soil, provided tips for making fertilizer decisions, and made an economic argument for good soybean nutrition. 

1 CEU in Nutrient Management Available

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Implementing the 4Rs to Avoid the Big R (Regulation)
Wednesday, September 9,  10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. CDT

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy was finalized this summer. Growers and retailers alike will have to make plans to reduce nutrient losses in the future, working toward the goal of a 25 percent reduction in the state’s phosphorus load and a 15 percent reduction in the state’s nitrate-nitrogen load by 2025. The eventual target is a 45 percent reduction in the loss of these nutrients to the Mississippi River Basin. On September 9, Jean Payne and Dan Schaefer with the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association hosted an ILSoyAdvisor.com webinar to discuss the NLRS, the 4R systems and what growers can do on their farms.

1 CEU in Soil & Water Management.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Making Soil Health Practical for Fertility Management
Thursday, May 28,  10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. CDT

Soil health is defined as a balanced, fully-functioning soil system. Traditionally, farming has focused on managing nutrients to keep soils in high productivity. Now, the discussion has shifted to including soil biology. Soil labs are offering new tests, including soil respiration, to gauge soil health.  Dr. Will Brinton, owner of Woods End Soil Laboratory and inventor of the Solvita® soil respiration test, describes what these new tests mean for farmers and how can they be cost-effectively integrated into common nutrient programs.

1 CEU in Soil & Water Management.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Aerial Systems… Game changing technology coming soon for agriculture?
Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Are you curious about how an unmanned aerial system could change crop management on your farm?  In this webinar, Chad Colby shares his vast knowledge about this emerging technology and the effect it will have on improving crop production. Most importantly, you will understand the current FAA regulations and what can and can’t be done privately and commercially with unmanned aerial systems.

1 CEU in Crop Management Available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Making Soybeans More Than a Rotational Crop for Corn
Wednesday, April 8, 10 a.m.  11 a.m.

With the downturn in commodity prices, producers are wondering what changes they will need to make to remain profitable. In recent years there has been strong interest in managing soybeans more aggressively for higher yields. Are high yield, high management soybeans still an option in today’s economic environment? Lance Tarochione, an agronomist with Monsanto, shares his thoughts and answers participants' questions on making soybeans more than just a rotational crop for corn. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available. 

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Managing Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome With Proven Strategies and New Tools
Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Presented by Jason Bond, Plant Pathologist, Southern Illinois University and Mike McCarville, Scientist/Technical Service Rep-Seed Treatment, Bayer CropSciences. Dr. Jason Bond discusses the impact of sudden death syndrome (SDS) on soybean production in Illinois, including what management options are available for farmers. He shares the best options for managing the disease including delaying planting, choosing tolerant cultivars, and a new seed treatment option ILeVO. Dr. Michael McCarville will provide a brief overview of Bayer CropScience’s new SDS and nematode seed treatment ILeVO, including what it is, how it is used, and the value it brings to farmers. Drs. Bond and McCarville also answer participants’ questions regarding SDS and ILeVO at the end of the webinar.

1 CEU in Pest Management Available. 

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.
 

Achieving Profitability in Challenging Grain Markets in 2015 through New Tools 
Wednesday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Join Dan Dempsey of AgYield and Kevin Kennedy of Kennedy Family Farms, as they review the process of building a profitable revenue management / grain marketing strategy, including real-life situations and the process growers can take to improve profitability in 2015.

1 CEU in Crop Management. 

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Nutrient Planning and Soybean Management
Tuesday, February 24, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Nutrient management means minimizing impact, optimizing yield and maximizing input utilization—while protecting your bottom line. Howard Brown, manager of agronomy services with GROWMARK, Inc., discusses his knowledge on the topic and answers grower questions in this webinar. 

1 CEU Nutrient Management available.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com

Six Secrets of Soybean Success
Wednesday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Which factors have the biggest impact on soybean yield? How did those factors play out in 2014 and how can you prepare for 2015? Dr. Fred Below, professor of plant physiology and crop sciences at the University of Illinois, presents his latest research findings and answers grower questions.

1 CEU Crop Management available.

Participate in the webinar? Take our brief questionnaire

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.

Lessons from a Great Season: The 2014 Illinois Soybean Crop
Wednesday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

What did the 2014 season teach us, and how can it help us plan for an even better 2015 season? Dr. Emerson Nafziger, professor of crop sciences and extension agronomist at the University of Illinois, presents his observations and answers grower questions.

1 CEU Crop Management available; contact Dan Davidson.

Webinar recording has been posted on ILSoyAdvisor.com.