A new soybean checkoff-funded booklet called "Illinois Soybean Production Guide — Systematic Strategies to Increasing Yields" provides soybean farmers with the latest applied research results and tips to improve yield potential at each stage of soybean development.  

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The Illinois Soybean Association and Illinois State University's department of agriculture partnered on the project led by the United Soybean Board through the soybean checkoff-funded "tech transfer" program. Key production recommendations related to seed selection, planting, pest and disease control, harvest and storage are organized into preplant, planting, vegetative growth, bloom to pod development and maturity stages. The booklet also provides advice about basic agronomic requirements for soybean production, new technologies and methods and top management tips from universities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Mississippi and Wisconsin.