ILSoyAdvisor Podcast: What Illinois Yields Say About the 2023 Growing Season
A Harvest Roller Coaster: Illinois Soy Envoys Share Crop Updates
OCTOBER 12, 2023
ILSOYADVISOR PODCAST: WHAT ILLINOIS YIELDS SAY ABOUT THE 2023 GROWING SEASON
This year's harvest is bringing in a wide range of yields so far, from disappointing to outstanding, in both soybeans and corn. In the first ILSoyAdvisor podcast episode, the ILSoyAdvisor Soy Envoys offer a comprehensive harvest report, which includes yield assessments from various regions across the state. In addition, they provide insights into the growing season, addressing challenges such as insects, disease, and weed problems, and what Illinois growers should consider for next year.
THE “WE ARE THE 96” CAMPAIGN IS COMING TO A CASEY’S NEAR YOU
Those purchasing a pizza from Casey’s this October may see some familiar faces on the flier stuck to their pizza box. Ten farm families, representing the 96% of Illinois farms that are family-owned, were chosen to be featured in this extension of the “We Are The 96%” campaign.
Dr. Nick Seiter, University of Illinois Research Assistant Professor and Field Crops Entomologist, is conducting dectes stem borer counts in fields around Illinois this fall as part of an ongoing investigation into soybean stem pests funded by ISA. The sampling began early this month around the R7-R8 growth stages in soybeans.
U OF I CROP SCIENTISTS TO SEQUENCE 400 SOY GENOMES
The University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute are undertaking a project to sequence 400 soybean genomes to develop a “pangenome.” Their ultimate goal? To characterize all useful diversity in the genome to create a more robust and resilient crop.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has begun gathering information about crop production practices from producers across Illinois. Responses will help ensure that accurate use rates of necessary crop protection products will be widely-available for producers.
A recently published report, The Economic Contribution of the U.S. Soybean Industry and Its Products to the U.S. Economy, by the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) and the United Soybean Board (USB), has found that the American soybean industry has a significant $124 billion impact on the U.S. economy.
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.