McLean County Farm Bureau

Late-season disease and pest outbreaks, including sudden death syndrome (SDS) and stinkbugs in soybeans, could impact crop yields this season.

“A lot of these late-planted fields and timely rains really pushed that disease in some parts.”

–Nathan Kleczewski, technical agronomist, GROWMARK



Farmers are urged to continue to scout fields, particularly late-planted or double-crop soybeans. “SDS in soybeans is probably our most recognized pathogen,” Nick Frederking, AgriGold agronomist, told the RFD Radio Network. “But, this year specifically after scouting some fields, I’m noticing it’s not always SDS. Other diseases show the same interveinal chlorosis.” READ AND LISTEN