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One oft forgotten important fall chore: Sampling for SCN

10/21/14

Crisp, clear fall days are perfect for splitting firewood, tilling the garden under and collecting soil samples to check fields for the soybean cyst nematode (SCN).

Soybean aphid prediction for 2015

10/08/14

Since 2001 -- when soybean aphids were first detected in Ohio -- we have had aphid outbreaks every other year (i.e. in odd numbered years). But in 2014, soybean aphids could be easily found in most areas and, in a few fields, even reached economic threshold.

Cover crops and SCN — what’s the connection?

10/06/14

Iowa farmers are using cover crops for erosion control and soil nutrient and pest management in their fields. Are cover crops inadvertent hosts to soybean cyst nematodes?

Soybean podworm in soybean (09/08/14)

Syngenta recommends approach to manage SCN  (09/05/14)

Terminating pest applications on soybeans in Georgia (08/26/14)

Soybean aphids make an unusual appearance (08/20/14)

LSU research focuses on stink bugs, other pests (08/18/14)

Soybean aphids turning up in N.C. for second year (08/13/14)

Watch for mites in this dry weather (08/13/14)


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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.
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