The Illinois Soybean Association along with Syngenta, Growmark and Limagrain Genetics sponsored a double-crop demonstration plots at the 2017 Farm Progress Show Aug. 29 to 30 in Decatur.
The plots, located in the Southwest Quadrant, location 2141, are designed to show the benefits of early wheat varieties, which provide a longer growing season for soybeans.
Estimates indicate a one bushel-per-acre-per-day advantage for earlier soybean planting. The demonstration plots also will highlight economic and environmental benefits to a double-crop system.
Additionally, the American Soybean Association has opened applications for the Conservation Legacy Award, which showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable.
Winners from three regions – the Midwest, Northeast, and South — will receive an expense paid trip to Commodity Classic, Feb. 27 to March 1, 2018, in Anaheim, California, where the national winner will be announced.
The application deadline is Sept. 8. Find out more about the award and the application process here.