As plans are being made for the 2014 crops, farmers and agronomists should be aware that fields planted to soybeans this year may have unusually high soybean cyst nematode (SCN) numbers if soybeans were grown in the fields in 2012.
The cold winter thus far has prompted many folks to ask what the influence of these temperatures might be on insect and slug populations.
Iowa State University personnel assessed foliar fungicide and insecticide use on soybeans at seven locations across Iowa in 2013.
Salt is the enemy to soybeans (01/06/14)
New seed treatment combinations (12/04/13)
New options may help in nematode management (11/25/13)
Afternoon Comments 03/11
The soy complex suffered an old crop/new crop split. Although current soybean fundamentals remain supportive, CBOT traders have apparently been disappointed by the latest developments. Nearby futures couldn’t sustain a bounce from Monday’s lows today. That weakness seemingly caused traders to doubt U.S. producers will plant beans very aggressively this spring, which sparked gains in new crop futures. May soybeans declined 5.75 cents to $14.13/bushel at Tuesday’s close, while May soyoil dipped 0.11 cents to 43.75 cents/pound, and May soymeal slumped $0.5 to $444.2/ton.