Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) has now spread to the majority of soybean-growing regions. Why should farmers be vigilant about this pest? While we’ve relied on the genetic approach of PI 88788 resistance to combat SCN, resistance is emerging. Dr. Mandy Bish of the University of Missouri Extension urges farmers to take a proactive stance in managing SCN as there are limited tools available for control.
Last week, ISA and the American Lung Association (ALA) hosted the 9th Annual B20 Club Meeting in Chicago, which welcomed stakeholders who benefit from the use of biofuels. Professionals learned about emissions, upcoming events and had a chance to participate in "tireside chats," where they shared insights on how to best utilize biofuels in their fleets.
ILLINOIS FIELD & BEAN, “JOURNEY TO THE NETHERLANDS”
Recently, ISA staff and board members visited Amsterdam, Netherlands, to explore increased market opportunities for Illinois soybeans and to grow the team’s awareness on global sustainability practices. The October issue of Illinois Field & Bean invites readers to follow along on the group’s fact-finding journey to discover more about the country's rich agricultural traditions.
ILLINOIS FARMERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ELECTRIC TRACTORS
Olivia Charles, a student studying Agricultural Communications at the University of Illinois, is conducting a survey to explore the viewpoints of Illinois farmers regarding electric tractors. The responses collected will only be used for research, and the findings will be featured in the January issue of Illinois Field & Bean.
ISA and IL Corn have teamed up to offer the second annual FFA Water Testing Challenge, where participants can learn about the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and practices that can reduce nutrient loss. If your FFA chapter is interested in participating, contact Megan Dwyer at email@example.com.
In a recent episode of the "Shark Farmer" podcast, Rob Sharkey has a conversation with Cody White, former NFL athlete and 2023 20 Under 40 Farmer. During their discussion, Cody shares insights into his football career, his journey into the agriculture industry, and his life on the farm.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.