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 09/02
Talk of excessive moisture apparently boosted beans and meal. Little fresh soy news emerged over the weekend, but traders seemed to decide that the prospect of significant short-term rainfall might hurt the current soy crop; that may reflect increased disease potential and slow maturity issues. Soyoil turned downward from early highs. November soybean futures closed 7.75 cents higher at $10.33/bushel Tuesday afternoon, while October soyoil slid 0.06 cents to 31.95 cents/pound, and October soymeal advanced $9.1 to $372.2/ton.