The beginning of the year is often a time to reflect on the things youӤ like toimprove about your farming operation. At the Illinois Soybean Association, wespent much of 2009 working on improvement. WeӶe invested time and moneyto make sure that the programs and services we bring you are second to none.
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Illinois is characterized by a strong swine industry and NPDES permits are a keymechanism for the environmental regulation of swine and other medium and largeConcentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the state.
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Livestock operations across the United States are universally experiencing regulatory change. The scope and focus of those changes vary, however. In some locales, the revised federal Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) regulation, with its focus on water quality, is a driving force.
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Soybean rust, caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi (H. Sydow & Sydow), is a destructive soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] disease and identifi - cation of new resistance genes is essential for effective rust management.
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Soybean rust, caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi, is a devastating foliar disease of soybean that may cause significant yield losses if not managed by well-timed fungicide applications. To determine the effect of fungicide timing on soybean rust severity and soybean yield, field trials were completed in Paraguay (four locations), the United States (two locations), and Zimbabwe (one location) from 2005 to 2006.
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