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Pest Alert: Safeguard Soybeans
Fri Aug 16, 2013 02:43 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Wet spring soils and late planting left many soybean fields more susceptible to a rash of diseases and pests early this summer and the assault has continued into August.

DTN warned earlier this spring about the possibility of sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans, as many soybeans were planted into wet, cooler soils, where the fungus thrives. Now some soybean fields are starting to show symptoms of this yield-robbing fungus. Alerts were issued this week for Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota farmers to monitor for SDS.

This week, positive confirmations of soybean ...

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