To help fight the economic loss from herbicide-resistant weeds, the soy checkoff recently took the lead in creating the Take Action program to help farmers implement production practices on their farms that can manage herbicide-resistant weeds.
Nowadays, farmers are well aware of what they need to do to maximize soybean yield, but the United Soybean Board released its 10 areas that require special attention every year.
A University of Kentucky agronomist offers his key parameters to getting high soybean yields.
Pesky Palmer pigweed proliferates (02/03/14)
Dow adds Surveil Co-pack bean herbicide (12/23/13)
Control of marestail in no-till soybeans (12/23/13)
Afternoon Comments 03/05
The soy complex suffered from Chinese news, but firmed late. The soy complex slipped Tuesday night, then turned decidedly lower in early Wednesday action. The drop was spurred by USDA news of cancelled Chinese previous bean purchases. The industry has been anticipating such events, which, along with solid underlying fundamentals, may have powered the late comeback. May soybeans ended Wednesday down just 2.5 cents at $14.205/bushel, while May soyoil sank 0.31 cents to 43.40 cents/pound, and May soymeal skidded just $0.1 to $449.6/ton.