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9/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in your soybean field may be trying to tell you something! The increased incidence in SDS statewide this year is due to a lot of factors, including the cool, wet summer we have had. However, keep in mind that although SDS is caused by the soil borne fungal pathogen Fusarium virguliforme, disease incidence and severity can be linked to the presence of nematodes. Read more on incidence from this AgFax.com article.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus (SVNV) causes a virus disease in soybean that has been observed across the North Central U.S. in the last few years. This Pest & Crop video describes how to accurately diagnosis SVNV and distinguish this disease from other common soybean diseases.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Several soybean diseases have popped up over the past several weeks across Iowa. It is important to scout and identify what diseases are present and to keep track of where the diseased spots are occurring in the field. Read about what's being seen from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Numerous grasshoppers are currently present in grass pastures, waterways, field borders and many soybean and corn fields throughout most areas of the state. Read more thresholds and treatment options from this Integrated Pest & Crop Management article.

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8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is epidemic in Doniphan and Atchison counties this year and is at record levels in many other counties in northeast Kansas. Read more on the disease in soybeans from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Now is a great time to examine your soybeans for diseases; particularly stem disease whose symptoms appear late in the season; brown stem rot, charcoal rot and sudden death syndrome (not yet found in North Dakota). Read more on these three diseases from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC) in soybean is a major problem in the eastern part of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Data from 2014 is based on field studies which were conducted at three locations, with known IDC problems, to measure the resistance of 267 Roundup Ready soybean varieties and 51 non-Roundup Ready, including Liberty Link, varieties to IDC. Read more on the scores from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Several soybean fields scouted in a number of counties have plants dying from various diseases. Most common diseases were sudden death syndrome in three counties, Phytophthora root rot (all counties scouted), brown stem rot, northern stem canker, and white mold. Read more on all these diseases from this iGrow article.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, has spent the last several days rating and scouting corn and soybeans in the southern tier of Wisconsin. There are a few active diseases out there to keep track of. Read more on what's being seen at the link below.

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8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
The shift of acreage from corn to soybeans begun this spring could continue for another year, according to Farm Futures Magazine's first survey of 2015 planting intentions. But changes could be less dramatic as prices for both crops fall below the cost of production. Read more on this prediction at the link below.

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