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.
Soybean iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) is a major problem in the eastern part of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, says Hans Kandel, North Dakota State University Extension Service agronomist.
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is epidemic in Doniphan and Atchison counties this year and is at record levels in many other counties in northeast Kansas.
Soybean diseases taking off in Iowa (09/03/14)
Indiana soybeans: SDS and brown stem rot (08/25/14)
Afternoon Comments 09/18
Talk of surging yields depressed soy values. Another sizeable bean sale to China was announced Thursday morning, while the bean and meal results on the weekly Export Sales report seemed to offset. CBOT futures turned substantially lower, which reportedly reflected industry talk of soaring soybean yields as the harvest gets underway. November soybean futures ended Thursday having fallen 11.0 cents to $9.715/bushel, while October soyoil slumped 0.67 cents to 32.72 cents/pound, and October soymeal dropped $7.6 to $328.8/ton.