Crop rotation best management option for rare soybean pest

From Southeast Farm Press

Winning soybean yield contests is a common occurrence in recent years for Eastover, S.C., grower Jason Carter.

But winning last year’s contest with a rare and new-to-South Carolina insect handicap was an adventure he doesn’t want to try again.

Carter says he found the rare Dectes stem borer in his soybeans and finding out what was killing his beans proved to be about as frustrating as dealing with the problem.

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