ISA Double-Crop Initiative
ISA is at the forefront of an initiative exploring wheat-soybean double cropping through research, double-crop posts on our ILSoyAdvisor blog, demonstration plots at the Farm Progress show and much more.
Overcoming Challenges to a More Profitable System 2017
Please join us for a workshop February 8, 2017, in Mt. Vernon to explore the challenges and opportunities of double-cropping wheat and soybeans. This conference will bring together growers and industry experts to identify solutions to improve the productivity of double-crop systems. More information, including the agenda, can be found here. And register here.
Overcoming Challenges to a More Profitable System 2016
ISA and the Illinois Wheat Association hosted a free seminar February 10, 2016, in Mt. Vernon to explore the challenges and opportunities of double-cropping wheat and soybeans. This conference brought together more than 100 growers and industry experts to discussed double-crop profitability and management techniques, including ultra-early wheat varieties, weed control, residue management and much more.
Double cropping soybeans after wheat can be profitable. Winter wheat serves as a cover crop over winter and an early cash crop in summer. Planting soybeans provides a second cash crop in the fall of the same year. Better management practices can improve soybean yields and profitability without reducing wheat yields.
This collaborative effort was initiated in April 2014 when ISA directors and staff convened with USB and industry and research professionals at a roundtable discussion in St. Louis. This report is a summary of the discussions and presentations. READ MORE >>
Double-crop collaboration continued November 2014, when ISA staff convened with USB and other state soybeans board staff in St. Louis to explore national and regional efforts around double-crop soybeans. This report is a summary of the discussions and presentations. READ MORE >>
Have Questions About How Soy Can be Used?
Contact ISA’s Director of Strategic Research Programs, Linda Kull, at:
P: (309) 808-3614