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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Soybeans were an effective trap crop, pheromone traps killed stink bugs in the trap crop, and buckwheat plants fed beneficial wasps that reduced stink bug numbers. Read more on their use as a trap crop from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
Palmer amaranth was first identified in Iowa in 2013. Currently, we know it is established in five Iowa counties, but we suspect it is more widespread than this. Recently we were made aware of a new infestation of Palmer amaranth in Fremont County, distant from the initial infestation in this county. Read more on the movement from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
With continued hot, dry weather it is important to remain vigilant for emerging twospotted spider mite problems in field crops. Read more on what to look for and thresholds from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
As we mentioned in a previous newsletter article, there is a product newly labeled for spider mite control in soybean and sweet corn (Agri-Mek SC). We would like to test this product in Ohio soybeans, and are looking for a producer field for this trial. The soybean field must have an at-threshold spider mite population to treat, and the producer must be willing to leave some untreated check strips. For contact information, follow the link below.

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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
We have spent a lot of time educating and warning about Palmer amaranth, but while we were doing this, waterhemp has become a more widespread problem. Read more on waterhemp screening from this C.O.R.N. Newsletter article.

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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
Check out how you can make the most of your drone investment from this United Soybean Board article. It contains a list of four ways drones can be put to use.

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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
The advent of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, has given farmers another tool to help them get the most out of their crops. Read more on the role of UAVs on the farm from this United Soybean Board article.

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7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
La Niña is back in the news as a player in our climate for the 2016-17 fall and winter season. What does this mean for South Dakota? Find out from this Pest & Crop Newsletter article.

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7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Patrick Beauzay has received questions about the soybean aphid economic threshold, and some have suggested that the threshold be lowered. However, research and extension demonstration plots have continued to validate the economic threshold (ET) for soybean aphid -- 250 aphids per plant with 80% of plants infested and with aphid populations increasing. And this Crop & Pest Report provides several reasons why you should use and wait until the ET is reached.

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7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Agri-Mek SC (active ingredient abamection) was recently approved for use in soybeans. Although mite problems have been few and far between so far in 2016, weeks of heat + low precipitation could lead to outbreaks. Read more on the new tool from this Pest & Crop Newsletter article.

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