The University of Georgia has been looking at a lot of early-planted soybeans and trying to decide on continuing insect and disease sprays.
Sudden death syndrome, or SDS, has been observed in soybean fields in Indiana over the last week.
Soybean diseases are starting to show up in Iowa fields this growing season. In an On-Farm Network trial in north central Iowa, brown stem rot (BSR) was recently found.
Info for managing white mold in soybeans (07/07/14)
Late planted crops prone to disease (07/06/14)
Recognizing symptoms of damping-off (07/02/14)
Afternoon Comments 08/29
The soy complex posted divergent moves Friday. Old-crop demand seemed to boost the expiring bean and meal contracts Friday morning. New crop beans were under pressure, whereas meal quotes edged upward. Meanwhile, losses posted in Asian palm oil prices apparently triggered a fresh breakdown in the soyoil pit. September soybean futures vaulted 15.75 cents to $10.895/bushel before the three-day weekend, while November futures slumped 4.5 cents to $10.2425. September soyoil plunged 0.60 cents to 32.04 cents/pound, whereas September soymeal surged $6.3 to $439.5/ton.