For Soybean Insect Management, There’s No Substitute for Scouting, Says Researcher

Source: United Soybean Board Press Release. www.unitedsoybean.org and Plant Management Network

The weather in the Mid-South region causes intense pest pressure for row-crop farmers. To maintain yields, farmers in this area must treat numerous insect pests, more so than farmers in other areas of the country, according to Mississippi Extension entomologist Angus Catchot, Ph.D. In a new Focus on Soybean webcast, Catchot outlines best-management practices to treat pests common to the region.

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Four ways to handle Southern root-knot nematode

From Southeast Farm Press

Southern root-knot nematode is causing problems in the Southeast, according to John Mueller, a Clemson University professor. Root-knot nematodes can cause severe reduction in soybean yield, worsen injury caused by other fungal diseases and cause plant death.

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