Generic Vs Branded Fungicide for Soybeans

One factor at our intensive soybean management trial is a Fungicide/ Insecticide application at R3. This is one of the more consistent measurement factors that you can implement on your farm to increase yield and ROI.

Generic Vs Branded
I understand farmers want to save a few bucks with the generic fungicide. However, that tech was built in the 70s and 80s. Newer fungicides have longer residual, more systemic and multiple modes of action, making them a more reliable investment. In my research and field experience, the extra yield you will receive from branded fungicides exceeds the added cost.


How to Spot Potassium Deficiency in Soybeans

Potassium deficiency in soybean plants can be confusing. Typically in corn we see signs of deficiency worst at the bottom of the plant. This is because the nutrient is very mobile and potassium will prioritize leaves at the top of the plant. However, in soybeans, we often see the deficiency towards the middle to top of the plant with yellowing edges and necrotic leaf margins, while lower leaves can remain healthy and green.