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Illinois Soybean Association

1108 Trinity Lane,
Bloomington, IL 61704

Top Things for Farmers to Know About Checkoff Dollars Invested in Research

Global Responsibility, Local Reliability
ISA is converging science, research, and technology to make meaningful outputs from data-driven inputs.   

Research, science, and technology help us solve today’s problems and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges. Innovations born from research help to ensure that this season will be better than the last. As part of our strategic plan, ISA funds holistic research projects that offer the potential to leverage data in new dimensions, respond to global challenges in modern agriculture, and provide the most hopeful return for Illinois soybean farmers.

 

FY22/23
Current fiscal year checkoff investment in research
$1,046,120
Overview
Research Highlights
Resource Library
Blog Articles
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Ag Technology
    • Using Multispectral Platforms to Manage the Soybean Cyst Nematode
    • University of Illinois Crop Science Variety Trials
  • Conservation Practices
    • Benchmarking and Integrating Soil Health, Water Quality and Climate-Smart Footprints of Illinois Soybeans
    • Adaptive Management for Maximizing Soybean Production Following Cereal Rye Termination
    • Understanding the Importance of Cover Crop Planting Date in Illinois Row Crop Production
  • In-Season Agronomy
    • Evaluation and Commercialization of SOYLEIC Varieties in Illinois
  • Pest Management
    • Assessing the Impact of Cover Crops on SCN Populations in Field Conditions
    • Soybean Stem Pests: Survey, Impact and Education
  • Partnering Organizations
    • North Central Soybean Research Program
    • US Soybean Research Collaborative
Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Illinois's Soybean Production
  • Maximize agronomic production in a sustainable system, including combining high yield with soil health and water quality practices
  • Assess and implement management strategies for pest, weed, disease, and nutrient issues
  • Utilize advancing technology and data collection capabilities to address farmer challenges
  • Increase resilience to extreme weather events
  • Develop new uses and products for Illinois soybeans
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Comprehensive evaluation of phosphorus best management practices
  • Testing protein and oil levels in recently released soybean varieties
  • Weed management in very early planted soybeans

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Improving phosphorus recommendations helps sustainability outcomes and grower profitability

Dr. Andrew Margenot, Assistant Professor of Soil Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recently concluded a checkoff funded project on the 4Rs of phosphorus for soybean systems. Margenot studied best practices around the timing, placement, source, and rate of phosphorus applications in the Central-North vs Southern Illinois, where soil and climate conditions vary significantly. While many growers utilize ammonium phosphates, such as MAP or DAP, as their P source, this study found that P sources that contain N are often not needed for soybean and could contribute to N nutrient loss issues. This study provided recommendations to growers that can help improve Illinois water quality, while also improving nutrient use efficiency.

Highlight Dated: 01/16/2023
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ILSoyAdvisor
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From Illnois Soy Advisor
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ILSoyAdvisor Blog
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Illinois Soy Advisor
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ILSoyAdvisor Blog
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Year of Research: 2019
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Year of Research: 2018
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Year of Research: 2018
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Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University, 2019
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, 2005
Illinois Soybean Association
Crop Science Society of America Special Publication #33, 2014
University of Illinois
University of Illinois Extension, 2009
University of Illinois
University of Illinois Extension
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Ag Technology
    • Using Multispectral Platforms to Manage the Soybean Cyst Nematode
    • University of Illinois Crop Science Variety Trials
  • Conservation Practices
    • Benchmarking and Integrating Soil Health, Water Quality and Climate-Smart Footprints of Illinois Soybeans
    • Adaptive Management for Maximizing Soybean Production Following Cereal Rye Termination
    • Understanding the Importance of Cover Crop Planting Date in Illinois Row Crop Production
  • In-Season Agronomy
    • Evaluation and Commercialization of SOYLEIC Varieties in Illinois
  • Pest Management
    • Assessing the Impact of Cover Crops on SCN Populations in Field Conditions
    • Soybean Stem Pests: Survey, Impact and Education
  • Partnering Organizations
    • North Central Soybean Research Program
    • US Soybean Research Collaborative
Top Areas Of Research Critical To The Future Of Illinois's Soybean Production
  • Maximize agronomic production in a sustainable system, including combining high yield with soil health and water quality practices
  • Assess and implement management strategies for pest, weed, disease, and nutrient issues
  • Utilize advancing technology and data collection capabilities to address farmer challenges
  • Increase resilience to extreme weather events
  • Develop new uses and products for Illinois soybeans
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Comprehensive evaluation of phosphorus best management practices
  • Testing protein and oil levels in recently released soybean varieties
  • Weed management in very early planted soybeans

One of Our Biggest Success Stories as a Result of Research

Improving phosphorus recommendations helps sustainability outcomes and grower profitability

Dr. Andrew Margenot, Assistant Professor of Soil Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recently concluded a checkoff funded project on the 4Rs of phosphorus for soybean systems. Margenot studied best practices around the timing, placement, source, and rate of phosphorus applications in the Central-North vs Southern Illinois, where soil and climate conditions vary significantly. While many growers utilize ammonium phosphates, such as MAP or DAP, as their P source, this study found that P sources that contain N are often not needed for soybean and could contribute to N nutrient loss issues. This study provided recommendations to growers that can help improve Illinois water quality, while also improving nutrient use efficiency.

Highlight Dated: 01/16/2023
Posted on: 01/16/2023
Highlight Dated: 11/28/2022
Posted on: 11/28/2022
ILSoyAdvisor
Highlight Dated: 08/22/2022
Posted on: 08/22/2022
Highlight Dated: 08/08/2022
Posted on: 08/08/2022
From Illnois Soy Advisor
Highlight Dated: 08/01/2022
Posted on: 08/01/2022
ILSoyAdvisor Blog
Highlight Dated: 07/11/2022
Posted on: 07/11/2022
Illinois Soy Advisor
Highlight Dated: 06/27/2022
Posted on: 06/27/2022
ILSoyAdvisor Blog
Highlight Dated: 06/06/2022
Posted on: 06/06/2022
Highlight Dated: 05/09/2022
Posted on: 05/09/2022
Highlight Dated: 04/11/2022
Posted on: 04/11/2022
Highlight Dated: 03/07/2022
Posted on: 03/07/2022
Highlight Dated: 03/08/2021
Posted on: 03/08/2021
Highlight Dated: 11/10/2020
Posted on: 11/10/2020
Highlight Dated: 08/11/2020
Posted on: 08/11/2020
Highlight Dated: 07/06/2020
Posted on: 07/06/2020
Highlight Dated: 06/22/2020
Posted on: 06/22/2020
Highlight Dated: 06/22/2020
Posted on: 06/22/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/18/2020
Posted on: 05/29/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/14/2020
Posted on: 05/14/2020
Highlight Dated: 05/02/2018
Posted on: 04/18/2019
Year of Research: 2019
Posted on: 01/20/2020
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Year of Research: 2018
Posted on: 12/04/2019
Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University, 2019
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, 2005
Illinois Soybean Association
Crop Science Society of America Special Publication #33, 2014
University of Illinois
University of Illinois Extension, 2009
University of Illinois
University of Illinois Extension
1108 Trinity Lane,
Bloomington, IL 61704