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Illinois Soybean Association

1605 Commerce Pkwy.
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.

FY21/22
Current fiscal year checkoff investment in research
$651,940
Overview
Research Highlights
Resource Library
Blog Articles
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Evaluating the 4Rs of Phosphorus Management for Profitability and Water Quality in Illinois
  • Understanding the soybean stem pest species and populations in Illinois
  • Using drone based multispectral imaging to estimate SCN populations
Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Illinois's Soybean Production
  • Increasing understanding of regional conservation practices throughout the state
  • Integrated pest management strategies and pest population studies
  • Increasing resilience to extreme weather events
  • Developing new uses and products for Illinois soybeans
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Evaluation and Commercialization of SOYLEIC® Varieties in Illinois
  • New uses of soybean oil and improved nutritional value of soybeans
  • 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

Illinois Soybean Association partnered with Illinois Corn Marketing Board and ag economists at the University of Illinois to expand the Precision Conservation Management Program (PCM) database access which uses local economic and agronomic research data to increase conservation practice adoption on farm by allowing farmers to game out conservation outcomes on their farm.

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: 03/08/2021
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
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Highlight Dated: 06/22/2020
Posted on: 06/22/2020
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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
Top Research Funding Areas
  • Evaluating the 4Rs of Phosphorus Management for Profitability and Water Quality in Illinois
  • Understanding the soybean stem pest species and populations in Illinois
  • Using drone based multispectral imaging to estimate SCN populations
Top Areas Of Research Critical To The Future Of Illinois's Soybean Production
  • Increasing understanding of regional conservation practices throughout the state
  • Integrated pest management strategies and pest population studies
  • Increasing resilience to extreme weather events
  • Developing new uses and products for Illinois soybeans
Recent Innovative Research Projects
  • Evaluation and Commercialization of SOYLEIC® Varieties in Illinois
  • New uses of soybean oil and improved nutritional value of soybeans
  • 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

Illinois Soybean Association partnered with Illinois Corn Marketing Board and ag economists at the University of Illinois to expand the Precision Conservation Management Program (PCM) database access which uses local economic and agronomic research data to increase conservation practice adoption on farm by allowing farmers to game out conservation outcomes on their farm.

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: 03/08/2021
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
1605 Commerce Pkwy.
Bloomington, IL 61704