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.
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.
On Monday, October 1, 2018, Taiwanese trading partners agreed to up their soybean imports from the U.S. by 37 percent, compared to the previous year.
According to a statement from the Iowa Soybean Association, 2018 is expected to be a record yield.
Taiwan agrees to buy more soybeans from the U.S., Iowa farmers rejoice