Frogeye leaf spot

Frogeye Leaf Spot in Soybeans in Eastern Nebraska

July 27, 2017
Frogeye leaf spot is occurring in Nebraska soybeans, particularly in the eastern third of the state. While some fields have minor levels, some have significant levels and a fungicide treatment may be needed.

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Charcoal rot in soybean

Charcoal Rot: A Hidden Threat to Soybean Yield

July 27, 2017
The persistent hot weather this growing season may be conducive to the development of charcoal rot disease in soybean and scouting is urged. Although charcoal rot is most severe in hot dry conditions, it can also cause losses when ample moisture is present, making it a hidden threat to yield.

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Guide to estimating soybean leaf defoliation

Estimating Soybean Leaf Defoliation

July 26, 2017
Growers are reporting finding painted lady caterpillars and silver spotted skipper caterpillars in soybeans. This guide can help estimate leaf defoliation in soybean, key to determining whether treatment is necessary.

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Dicamba injury symptoms in a Roundup Ready soybean field
Figure 1. Dicamba injury symptoms in a Roundup Ready soybean field near Geneva. (Photos by Amit Jhala)

Dicamba Injury Reports Rise in Nebraska

July 18, 2017
Reports of suspected dicamba injury to soybean and other sensitive crops are increasing. The author reviews application windows for dicamba in corn, a possible area of concern, and outlines what growers can do if they suspect dicamba injury in their fields.

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Chart of historical soybean price trends after August WASDE report

Soybean Marketing: Preparing for the August WASDE Report

July 18, 2017
Mid- to late-summer price expectations and marketing strategies for old crop and new crop soybeans in light of the August WASDE report.

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Soybean aphid

Although at Low Levels, Soybean Aphids Are in Northeast Nebraska

July 17, 2017
Soybean aphids are at low numbers in northeast, but these populations could quickly explode when temperatures drop. Farmers are encouraged to scout their fields and be prepared to treat if numbers reach the threshold.

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aphid speed scouting app

Soybean Aphid Scouting and Management

July 17, 2017
The current economic threshold for soybean aphids is 250 aphids per plant with 80% of the plant infested and populations increasing. The article discusses the basis for this threshold and two scouting methods, including a speed scouting app, and management guidelines.

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Liberty Link soybeans
Figure 1. Control of glyphosate-resistant common waterhemp with Valor XLT applied PRE followed by Liberty in Liberty Link soybean (Photos by Amit Jhala).

Liberty Label Revision Allows Rate Increase

July 13, 2017
Liberty has revised its label to provide for an increased application rate in corn and soybean. View the new label rates for corn and soybean with a cumulative maximum per year of 87 fl oz/acre for either crop.

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