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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Mon - September 11, 2017
A new resource is available for farmers and crop advisors in the North Central region regarding micronutrient use in soybean production.

It is the first regional publication with a thorough discussion of micronutrient needs for soybean, based on information compiled from response-based field studies throughout the North Central region.

It also includes a thorough discussion on the value of soil and plant tissue analyses to determine micronutrient needs.  MORE
Fri - August 25, 2017
In the latest issue of the journal Agricultural & Forest Meteorology, we report on a novel approach to assess yield gaps (the difference between maximum yield potential and measured producer yields) in soybean in the north-central region of the U.S.   MORE
Wed - August 16, 2017
The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be conducive to the development of charcoal rot disease in soybean.

Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists are encouraged to scout for this particular disease now. Although charcoal rot is most severe in years and areas experiencing hot, dry weather, this disease can also cause losses when ample moisture is present, making it a hidden threat to yield.   MORE
Tue - July 18, 2017
The soybean aphid can be controlled by Rag genes (Resistance to Aphis glycine) which have been introgressed into soybean lines adapted to Midwestern growing conditions.

Our soybean breeding program continues to develop and release soybean varieties with different combinations of Rag genes conferring aphid resistance. The University of Illinois has commercialized four soybean varieties with Rag2, one variety with Rag1, and one variety with Rag1 and Rag2 combined.   MORE