Scouting Patrol: Illinois farmer scouts fields to keep pests, diseases away from soybeans From Palmer amaranth and marestail to aphids and nematodes, there are all sorts of weeds, diseases and insects that soybean farmers need to keep an eye out for. That’s why it is crucial for farmers to scout their fields and make sure
New Smithsonian Exhibit Helps Tell Ag's Story
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New Smithsonian display shows how ag helped make America great As far back as 2009, Illinois farmer Sharon Covert had discussions with Smithsonian Institution staff about its agriculture exhibits. Her efforts are paying off now that the new American Enterprise exhibit is open at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. More on the Smithsonian
What to watch for to make sure you’re getting the most efficient use of your water Many soybean plants will soon be at the critical reproductive stage, when a crop can use a quarter-inch of water per day. According to Mississippi State University Irrigation Specialist Jason Krutz, irrigation should begin at a pre-determined soil-moisture threshold,
Preliminary Research Shows Soybean Yield Bump From Honey Bees The world of agriculture is abuzz with interest in honey bees these days. While the primary concern for most involved is the health and vitality of honey bee populations, many are also interested in the impact honey bees have on crops they have not traditionally been