Partially Flooded Soybeans

Recent rains partially flooded several soybean fields across Kentucky. The risk of damage to soybeans is more of a concern for green plants. Soybeans that were brown or tan are less likely to be damaged. The following are some general comments.

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SoybeanJennifer Elwellwet
UK Crops Marketing and Management Update

USDA’s August Crop Production report disappointed market bulls because of the larger than anticipated projected corn and soybean yields. The market bulls expected the September report to show yield reductions for corn and soybeans based on farmers’ anecdotal evidence and the adverse 2017 growing season.

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MarketingJennifer Elwell
Fall 2017 Wheat Planting Decision

Kentucky grain farmers are harvesting corn and are getting to the point where they will decide if and how much wheat they will plant this fall.  The main changes this year are a modest increase in wheat prices, a small increase in soybean prices, and a slight decrease in nitrogen prices.  These changes will make planting wheat more attractive relative to last year.

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Marketing, WheatJennifer Elwell
Update on Soybean Rust

With soybean rust being observed in late August in Giles County, Tennessee (south-central TN), and with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma potentially carrying and depositing spores of the soybean rust fungus in Kentucky, the detection of soybean rust in Kentucky this year is eminent.

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SoybeanJennifer Elwellwet