Seeing is believing of what intensified management can do!

Current Happenings

Find about recent activities of the University of Illinois Crop Physiology Laboratory including current observations from the field. read more.....


Coming soon: the ISA webinar: What Six Secrets Research Has Taught Us About High Yield Soybeans

Wednesday, January 25, 10:30 AM 11:30 AM CST

Join Dr. Fred Below as he reviews five years of research on “The Six Secrets of Soybean Success," a concept for producing high-yield soybeans which he evaluated in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Six Secrets demonstrates how growers can put technologies together for increasing soybean yields through intensive crop management. In addition, Dr. Below will review some of his work on when soybeans need supplemental nitrogen. 

1 CEU in Crop Management Available.

Register here


Read the results from the 2015 subsurface fertigation experiment published in the Fluid Journal Winter 2017 issue, or as a .pdf.




Recent Publications

















Corn ears


Corn Research

Learn about our research on the management and physiology of high yield corn and sustainable production systems:









CPL group 2015


Soybean Research

What is the physiology of soybean, and how can we increase yields?