Management Matters

The Illinois Soybean Association gathered important, local management tips to help you increase yields and profits on your farm. Hear what the experts say, and read the key points below. More tips will be posted throughout the growing season so check back regularly.

Give Soybeans and Soil a Boost with Cover Crops
Aired: July 2014

Listen to Mike Plumer, coordinator with the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (C-BMP), explain how farmers can take advantage of economic and environmental benefits of cover crops. Key takeaways from the audio discussion also have been compiled. 

Reduce Runoff and Save Money: Tips to Manage Nutrients 
Aired: July 2014

Listen to Howard Brown, manager of agronomy services with GROWMARK, Inc., explain how farmers can effectively manage nutrients while protecting profits. Key takeaways from the audio discussion also have been compiled. 

Why Management? Because You want Higher Yields 
Aired: June 2014 

Listen to Fred Below, Ph.D., explain the key management practices that can help break your yield barriers and increase your profits, too. Key takeaways from the audio discussion also have been compiled.

While Herbicide Resistance Presses North, Watch these Weeds
Aired: June 2014

Listen to Mark Bernards, Ph.D., describe how to recognize, prevent and control four resistant weeds making their way across Illinois. Key takeaways from the audio discussion also have been compiled.

There's a Bug in My Bean Field
Aired: May 2014

Listen to Michael Gray, Ph.D. predict which insects survived the winter, which didn't and how to scout this spring and summer. Key takeaways from the audio discussion also have been compiled.

Powerful Nutrient Package Boosts Yields: Management Tips to Make the Most of Manure
Aired: May 2014


Listen to Laura Pepple, Livestock Extension Specialist with University of Illinois, shares how growers can effectively add manure to their crop management plans.  Key takeaways from the audio discussion also have been compiled.

"Management Matters" 2013 Series

More management and production tips are available from our 2013 Series. View key takeaways and listen to advice from soybean experts.