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Been leaf beetle mortality rate to be highest in 25 years

04/14/14

Predicted mortality rates of bean leaf beetles in Iowa were extremely high during the 2013-2014 winter and ranged from 89 to 99 percent.

Kudzu bugs’ impact on 2013 yields

04/11/14

Economic infestations of kudzu bugs in Alabama soybeans occurred for the first time in 2012. The pest spread to additional fields in 2013 and an estimated 10,000 acres of soybeans were sprayed in 2013 mainly in east and east central Alabama.

SCN populations thrive despite very cold winter

04/09/14

The record low temperatures over the past few months may reduce some pest populations this spring, but university and Syngenta experts predict soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) will still threaten yields.

Seeker insecticide newly registered for 2014 use (04/02/14)

Winter weather may not knock out insects and disease (03/17/14)

Cold weather effects on insect populations? (03/17/14)

Be wary of high SCN numbers in 2014 (02/17/14)

Cold temperatures and pest populations (02/12/14)

Evaluation of foliar fungicides, insecticides on soybean (01/27/14)

Trial results show dual benefits of SCN resistance (01/22/14)


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Midday Report 04/17


The export data seemed to accelerate today’s early soy pullback. Soybean and product prices had proved extremely strong in the wake of Tuesday’s bullish NOPA crush report. However, beans were backing away from overnight highs in early trading and the decline accelerated after the export sales result proved mediocre. Conversely, oil prices bounced from Wednesday night lows. May soybeans declined 5.75 cents to $15.13/bushel early Thursday morning, while May soyoil sagged 0.22 cents to 43.49 cents/pound, and May soymeal dipped $3.8 to $487.2/ton.
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