From visiting with retailers the past month, a University of Tennesee weed specialist says it is very apparent there will be a major shortage of dicamba for burndown again this spring.
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.
High yield soybean checklist (02/26/14)
Pesky Palmer pigweed proliferates (02/03/14)
Control of marestail in no-till soybeans (12/23/13)
Midday Report 03/10
The soy complex reacted poorly to the WASDE report. After proving quite strong last week, the soy complex came under downward pressure prior to the midsession release of the WASDE report. Beans and meal then accelerated downward in response to the news, while oil futures gave up early gains. Ultimately, the USDA cut its forecast of the Brazilian soybean crop and domestic carryout predictions less than was generally expected. May soybeans dove 25.75 cents to $14.32/bushel in late Monday morning activity, while May soyoil sank 0.22 cents to 44.10 cents/pound, and May soymeal fell $7.7 to $450.1/ton.