With soybean checkoff funding through a grant from the Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa State University personnel compile an annual list of SCN-resistant soybean varieties available to Iowa farmers.
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).
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)
Soybean podworm in soybean (09/08/14)
Syngenta recommends approach to manage SCN (09/05/14)
Soybean aphids make an unusual appearance (08/20/14)
Afternoon Comments 10/30
Soy market bulls reportedly took profits Thursday. The tight supply situation for soybeans and meal apparently continued supporting those markets Wednesday night. But futures turned decidedly lower this morning despite an unsurprising result on the weekly Export Sales report and daily news of a sizeable sale to China. It was rather clear that bulls were taking profits after the overnight loss of upward momentum. November soybean futures dove 18.75 cents to $10.2425/bushel as the CBOT pit session ended, but December soyoil sustained a 0.13-cents rise to 34.31 cents/pound, while December soymeal tumbled $17.2 to $380.0/ton.