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Soy Disease Watch
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Jul 3, 2013 03:51 PM CDT

BELMONT, Wis. (DTN) -- Dan Arkels will have an eye on the sky and the other in his soybean fields during the coming days. More rain and cool temperatures are perfect conditions for an explosion of soybean diseases.

That's the last thing Arkels wants after a struggle to get fields planted this spring.

"A good share of our beans went in June 8 and June 9," said Arkels, who farms near Tonica, Ill., just a few miles from the Illinois River. "On the other hand, I think every soybean we planted came up. There was no crusting [of the ground] ...

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