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Connect with experts for local growing tips and practical on-farm advice

Soybean farmers may connect with experts for local growing tips and practical on-farm advice at the Illinois Soybean Association's (ISA) ILSoyAdvisor.com Field Days, July 19 and 20. (Courtesy of Illinois Soybean Association)

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Soybean farmers may connect with experts for local growing tips and practical on-farm advice at the Illinois Soybean Association’s (ISA) ILSoyAdvisor.com Field Days, July 19 and 20. The half-day events, held at Moore Farms in Roseville, Ill., on July 19 and the Southern Illinois University (SIU) Belleville Research Center in Belleville, Ill., on July 20, will provide farmers with information about the latest tools and technology in soybean production and tips to boost yield while improving profitability.

This year’s topics and speakers include:
  • Combining Strategies for Producing High Yields
    • Presented in Roseville by Stephanie Porter, sales agronomist; and Tom Corbin, product advancement and placement consultant, Burrus Hybrids
    • Presented in Belleville by Todd Steinacher, agronomist; and Drew Earles, corn specialist, AgriGold
  • Diversifying Weed Management (Roseville only)
    • Mark Bernards, associate professor, Western Illinois University School of Agriculture
  • If You Don’t Use a Pre, Don’t Call Me (Belleville only)
    • Ronald Krausz, manager and researcher, SIU Belleville Research Center
  • Recognizing and Managing Soil Pathogens
    • Jason Bond, Ph.D., director, Illinois Soybean Center and professor of plant health, Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Soybeans: Paying More Attention to In-Season Management 
    • Phil Kreig, agronomic service representative, Syngenta U.S.

“If you grow soybeans, you can’t afford to miss this,” says John Longley, soybean farmer and ISA production and outreach committee chair from Aledo, Ill. “It gives farmers the opportunity to hear from local experts about technology and practices that are increasing yields and maximizing profits.”

“ISA is committed to helping our state’s soybean farmers be more successful, competitive and profitable,” says Linda Kull, ISA director of strategic research programs. “The past two years of free, local field days have successfully allowed us to interact directly with more farmers.”

Both events begin with check-in and registration at 7:30 a.m. and conclude by noon. The field days are free and include a light breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Additionally, each field day offers four continuing education units (CEUs) in the form of two crop management CEUs and two pest management CEUs for any Certified Crop Advisers. For registration and detailed information on the events, visit www.ilsoy.org/fielddays. Pre-event registration is encouraged.

ISA represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the website www.ilsoy.org.

— Illinois Soybean Association

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