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.
There have been numerous reports across Kentucky of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) showing up in certain fields since August. SDS, which can be a devastating disease, is caused by the soil fungus Fusarium virguliforme (Fv).
The overwhelming disease problem is sudden death syndrome or SDS in soybeans. Several of the other late-season diseases such as late-season Phytophthora and Cercospora leaf spot and blight are making minor appearances as well.
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 10/22
Traders cited profit-taking and hedge pressure for Wednesday’s bean drop. Talk of strong Chinese sales, a slow U.S. harvest and poor Brazilian conditions helped send the soy complex strongly higher this morning. Wire service sources cited bullish profit-taking and hedge pressure for the surprising reversal in bean and meal prices. Whatever the cause, the failed November bean push above its 40-day MA could spur aggressive technical selling. November soybean futures ended Wednesday 1.5 cents lower at $9.6275/bushel, while December soyoil climbed 0.38 cents to 32.14 cents/pound, and December soymeal slumped $4.9 to $338.0/ton.