At the same time that many U.S. soybean farmers are battling herbicide-resistant weeds, now they have another issue for which their previous management methods may no longer work – fungicide-resistant diseases.
Soybean rust was confirmed earlier this week in three Arkansas counties: Ashley, Chicot and Drew.
There seems to be more white mold being reported in soybeans this year than in the last few years, and this is no surprise given our moist or humid conditions. Learn more about how to manage white mold in this year’s crop and in the future.
Soybean sudden death syndrome update (09/22/14)
SDS and other late season soybean diseases (09/15/14)
Sudden death syndrome in soybeans (09/08/14)
Soybean diseases taking off in Iowa (09/03/14)
Indiana soybeans: SDS and brown stem rot (08/25/14)
Afternoon Comments 10/31
Talk of tight meal conditions sparked broad soy gains. Soybean and product futures seemed to lose their upward momentum this morning, particularly as the U.S. dollar soared to its highest level since June 2010. However, persistent talk of ongoing meal shortages seemed to spark a fresh buying surge, which sent the whole complex higher at the close. November soybean futures soared 22.25 cents to $10.465/bushel at their Friday settlement, while December soyoil ran up 0.49 cents to 34.80 cents/pound, and December soymeal surged $9.0 to $389.0/ton.