Economic damage from soybean podworm larvae is present in many Southwest Missouri soybean fields. Although soybean podworm infestations can occur in any soybean field, most at risk are late planted and double crop soybean.
Conventional management practices are no longer enough to control soybean cyst nematode (SCN), which is why Syngenta advocates an integrated approach to protecting soybeans from this pest. There are a number of control measures growers can take to prevent significant damage, including soil sampling, crop rotation and planting SCN-resistant varieties treated with a seed treatment.
The University of Georgia has been looking at a lot of early-planted soybeans and trying to decide on continuing insect and disease sprays.
Soybean aphids make an unusual appearance (08/20/14)
Watch for mites in this dry weather (08/13/14)
Watch for stink bugs in soybeans (08/13/14)
Soybean aphid numbers on the rise (08/08/14)
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.