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 Best Management Practices

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.

 

Double Crop Initiative Roundtable - April 2014

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 Initiative Roundtable - November 2014

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 >>

Double Crop Advisory Panel - January 2015

ISA directors and staff met again with industry and researchers for another roundtable discussion on January 2015 in Effingham.  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
E: lkull@ilsoy.org