Target Spot is a soybean disease caused by the Corynespora cassiicola fungi. Before 2010 it would have been considered a minor disease in soybeans in the Mid-South and Southeast regions of the United States. However, detection of the pathogen has significantly increased in recent years. Many would argue that it is one of the more prevalent diseases observed in soybeans in the South and in cotton fields. Susceptible cultivars can experience yield losses of up to 18 to 32% when favorable conditions are present but rarely result in significant yield losses in the Mid-South.
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Check out this agronomy update from Austin Scott, Field Agronomist and Herbicide Specialist, to see how Beck’s 15 in. row population study is progressing at the PFR research plot in Murray Kentucky!
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The Enlist™ system provides farmers the opportunity to utilize 2,4-D choline, Liberty®, and glyphosate. Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® data shows that utilizing multiple, effective SOAs in the pre-emerge resulted in less waterhemp for the post-emergence application to control. In 2021, Beck’s PFR set out to determine how the pre-emergence application impacted the post-emergence application and, conversely, how the post-emergence application impacted the preemergence application in Enlist E3® soybeans. The study was designed to evaluate various programs in the Enlist system targeting heavy, medium, and low waterhemp pressure.
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Jonathan Perkins, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR®) Location Lead/PFR Agronomist, discusses post-emergence options for Enlist E3® soybean systems.
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Check out this new video with Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, for important information regarding fungicide decisions on soybeans.
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Check out this video with Field Agronomist, Camille Lambert, to learn more about her soybean branching observations.
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Check out this update from Field Agronomist, Travis Coleman, for things to consider when making R3 Fungicide Applications.
Soybean growth stage is very important. Check out Field Agronomist, Mike Blaine's, recent video about late vegetative management considerations.
Check out this video from Travis Burnett, Field Agronomist, to learn some hot tips on increasing your odds in maximizing your ROI.
In Field Agronomist, Camille Lambert's, recent video, she discusses the R3 fungicide application.
Check out this latest agronomy update from Greg Shepherd, Field Agronomist, for more information on controlling volunteer corn in soybeans!
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Check out this latest agronomy update from Jon Caspers, Field Agronomist, for information on what to expect with your soybean fields after a frost!
Pat Holloway, Field Agronomist, gives us more information on controlling volunteer corn in soybeans.
Mike Hannewald, Field Agronomist, covers soybean replant.
In this latest agronomy update, Mike Blaine, Field Agronomist, is joined by Alec Marxen, Seed Representative, in Bird Island, Minnesota, to discuss corn and soybean early-season growing and application updates.
What is happening in the field with late April planted soybeans?
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Chad Kalaher, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, shares helpful tips regarding early-season soybean management.
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Frogeye leaf spot (FLS), caused by the pathogen Cercospora sojina, is a common soybean foliar disease of many soybean-producing regions worldwide. In the U.S., the disease is established in southern production regions and has recently become prevalent in the Midwest and Upper Midwest. It’s believed that the range expansion and increased disease severity are caused by widespread planting of susceptible varieties, warmer winter temperatures, and the increased adoption of conservation tillage practices, which, together, lead to increased inoculum levels. FLS does not always cause yield loss, but yield loss of up to 60% has been reported with severe infection rates.
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Soybean gall midge is a new pest in soybeans, first documented in Nebraska in 2011 and South Dakota in 2015. In 2018, damage was documented in 66 counties in four states (Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota) with that number increasing by 19 additional counties so far in 2019 including the northwest corner of Missouri. It was not until the fall of 2018 that the species was identified.
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The initiation of flowering on a soybean means that the plant is transitioning into the reproductive growth stage. Most full-season soybeans enter reproductive growth approximately 45 to 55 days after planting. Double crop soybeans will typically enter reproductive growth approximately 34 to 38 days after planting. During this time, the plant has the ability to compensate for any plant injury or adverse growing conditions. Soybeans are prolific flower producers, although more than half are typically aborted prior to pod development.
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