The University of Georgia has been looking at a lot of early-planted soybeans and trying to decide on continuing insect and disease sprays.
For the most part, soybean aphids have been a problem only in odd numbered years. Several other states have broken this two-year cycle, but it has held in Ohio for more than 10 years.
LSU AgCenter entomologist Jeff Davis is working with redbanded stink bugs to see which soybean varieties have resistance to what has become the crop’s worst insect pest.
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)
Managing soybean aphids (07/28/14)
Three devastating soybean pests in the South (07/21/14)
Morning Comments 08/28
Demand strength and Black Sea news sparked soy buying Wednesday night. Wednesday’s big rebound in nearby soymeal values illustrated the underlying strength of soy demand, so the overnight gains posted overnight weren’t terribly surprising. The soy complex is probably seeing spillover buying from the Black Sea situation as well. September soybean futures advanced 4.25 cents to $10.8575/bushel early Thursday morning, while November futures gained 3.75 cents to $10.275. September soyoil rose 0.02 cents to 32.69 cents/pound, and September soymeal surged $6.5 to $423.0/ton.