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6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Recent attention has focused on delayed soybean plantings caused by wet weather, leading to the potential for large prevented planted acres. Historical prevented planted acres are presented to provide perspective on possible prevented planted acres in 2015. Read more on these prevented plantings from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
One of the main things we have learned about growing soybeans through the years is that they respond well to midseason fungicide applications. This response varies with several factors including weather, variety, maturity group, current disease information, and field history. Read more on fungicide applications in soybeans from this commentary by Ernie Flint.

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6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
With heavy rains and delayed planting in some areas, this season has presented challenges for growers. It also has presented some opportunities for on-farm research that wouldn't be available in a more typical year. Read more on cultivation research from this Crop Watch article.

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6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Throughout the spring, farmers were indicating they intended to plant more acres of soybeans because they felt that was the crop they could lose the least money on in 2015. That may have been their intention, but someone forgot to order up the weather required to make those plans a reality, especially in Louisiana where conditions were unfavorable for planting throughout the state. Watch this video on soybean acres from this Delta Farm Press link.

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6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Many Arkansas farmers have seen a rough start to the soybean-growing season. "The lateness of the soybean crop depends on what part of the state you're in," says Jeremy Ross, Arkansas soybean agronomist. Read more on the soybean crop from this Delta Farm Press article.

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6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
A new report shows the U.S. biobased industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who announced changes under the 2014 farm bill that will create additional opportunities for growth in renewable plant-based materials, supporting the Obama administration's efforts to develop a new, rural economy and promote creation of sustainable jobs. Read more on the economic impact from this Delta Farm Press article.

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6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
This week's featured herbicide resistance threats are common lambsquarters and horseweed. Read more on herbicide resistance management from this Crop Manager article.

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6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Bean leaf beetles are also showing up in both the delta and hills regions but are spotty and in small numbers. Small hatch outs of salt marsh caterpillars in the delta region have also been observed. Read more on insects in soybeans from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
With the wet conditions we've been experiencing and the possibility of wet conditions during soybean flowering, now is the time to consider if a fungicide application should be made. Read more on making the decision regarding white mold fungicide applications from this MSU Extension article.

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6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Byron Hendrix, Agronomist with Terayne AG Specialties, Venedy, IL, observed green and brown stink bugs in soybean fields in Washington County on June 25. The field in which stink bugs were observed was planted in early May. Read more on stink bug management in soybeans from this Bulletin article.

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