Yield challenge data program;
Linda Kull ( University of Illinois), Vince Davis ( University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) ($110000). The Project Manager's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Words: Yield Challenge, Yield - Management Practices
The Yield Challenge seeks to discover the management practices and environmental conditions that enable the production of higher soybean yields and to promote sustainable high yields in Illinois. In addition, the Challenge seeks to recognize top soybean producers as well as the highest achievable soybean yields across nine districts and four universities in Illinois. Keys to success in attaining and sustaining higher yields across the state include variety selection, suitable choice and application of management products, routine crop scouting, successful disease and pest management, comprehensive management records, and statewide teamwork. The objective of the Yield Challenge Program Data program is to help facilitate a means for yield challenge participants to collect, store, and synthesize data generated from their soybean yield challenge plots. These data will be used to educate growers regarding useful yield increasing practices, as well as, guide future production and pest management research efforts by other Managed Research Areas.
This project is funded by Illinois Soybean Board