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Learn something new at the field days

From planting dates to herbicides, learn about the latest in soybean management at the ISA field days in August.

June 26, 2016

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Do you follow the blog? Check out the latest soybean news offline and in person at the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program’s second annual Field Days.

"If you grow soybeans, you can't afford to miss these events," says John Longley, soybean farmer from Aledo, Ill., and ISA Production Committee chair. "These field days will take everything growers have been reading about on our blog right to their area. They can hear firsthand from local experts about the technology and practices that are increasing yields and maximizing profits."


Local agronomists will join farmers and industry representatives to discuss the latest tools and technologies for high-yielding soybeans at three upcoming field days:

-Northern region: Tuesday, Aug. 2, Hinckley, Ill.

-Central region: Wednesday, Aug. 3, Seymour, Ill.

-Southern region: Thursday, Aug. 4, Benton, Ill.

Each event will offer advice from agronomy experts, with presentations and hands-on demonstrations about producing higher-yielding soybeans and increasing profits. Topics include:

-Soybean agronomics

-Full-season management and high yields

-LibertyLink soybeans and Liberty herbicide

-Growth stimulants and yield impact (Hinckley event only)

-Planting date and maturity group selection (Seymour event only)

-Soybean fertility (Benton event only) 

–Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS)

All events begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 1 p.m. Field days are free and include lunch and refreshments. Each offers four continuing education unit credits for attending certified crop advisers. For detailed information and to RSVP, visit the Pre-event registration is encouraged, but not mandatory.

Source: Illinois Soybean Association

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