Posts in Soybean
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
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
Slugs in Soybeans

Slugs are lurking in numerous fields in Kentucky. The weather, crop growth stage and soil conditions all have combined to make a perfect all-you-can-eat buffet for the slugs and a nightmare for little soybeans. Here are some very quick and general comments about slugs in soybeans.

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New Dicamba Products Receive Approval for Use in RR2Xtend Soybean

Two dicamba formulations, XtendiMaxTM (Monsanto) and EngeniaTM (BASF), received federal EPA approval in December for use with RoundupReady2Xtend soybean. In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be registered and approved within a state before it can be sold. The XtendiMaxTM product received state approval in early January for applications in Kentucky. The EngeniaTM product is still pending state approval, but is anticipated in the near future.

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Soybean, WeedsJennifer Elwell
Crops Damaged in Heavy Storms

Heavy rains and winds occurred the July 13 and 14, 2015. Farmers, county agents and students submitted images of the damage that resulted. Each image contains a short caption to identify the issue. Several days are needed before we can fully determine crop recovery and the extent of the damage.

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