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Soybean leaf yellowing and curling widespread across Southeast

In Southeast Farm Press

By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Extension Entomologist

Reports have been pouring in on a mysterious symptom seen across fields in North Carolina.  Oddly, these symptoms are widespread across the Southeast (including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia), are only present in certain varieties, affect nearly every plant in the field, and are field-specific (one field will be completely affected, while a neighboring field of a different variety will be spared).

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Grower alert: Frogeye leaf spot now in Alabama soybeans

In Southeast Farm Press

by Paul Hollis

Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) has been observed in numerous fields in central and north Alabama in recent days, according to Ed Sikora, Auburn University Extension plant pathologist.

The disease, he explains, is caused by the fungus Cercospora sojina and can infect leaves, stems and pods of soybeans.

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Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybean showing up in Tennessee

From the UTCrops News Blog

by Heather Young Kelly, Extension Plant Pathologist

Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) has started showing up in soybean fields in Tennessee. The cool, wet season Tennessee has experienced, similar to last season, has been conducive for the disease to develop in susceptible varieties.

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Scouting is key to good yields in fall

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

Much of the soybean belt has received plenty of moisture this season. Since such conditions are often associated with increased plant disease and a greater threat of aphids and other pests, scouting your fields this summer is especially important.

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Worms reported in early season North Carolina soybeans

In Southeast Farm Press

There are reports of worms in early season soybeans in North Carolina, but at this point density levels aren’t a concern, according to North Carolina Extension entomologist Dominic Reisig.

After sampling numerous fields, Reisig says there are spots where corn earworm and tobacco budworm are present. In a blog posting, Reisig explained that identification is the first step if worms are present in your soybeans.

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UK Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day approaching

Specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host the Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 31 at the UK research farm in Princeton.

The field day begins at 7:30 a.m. CDT and features tours of UK research plots of the three crops. A total of four tours, three of which center around grain crops and one for tobacco, will run concurrently, but producers will have opportunities to visit all.

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Cold winter didn’t deter kudzu bugs in NC

The following is directly from the North Carolina soybean blog, written by Dominic Reisig, entomologist:

I have been monitoring a kudzu patch in Edgecombe Co. since late April this year.  As expected, adults from overwintering flocked to kudzu to feed, mate and lay eggs.  These adults were produced from last year’s batch and survived our colder than normal winter with ease.  Around the middle of May, most adults had died and 99% of the terminals had 30-50 eggs laid by these adults.

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