Selecting the right soybean variety, trait package and treatment can be a bit confusing – there are so many choices says Matt Hubsch, Lead Agronomist for Legend Seeds, De Smet, S.D.
Whether it’s excess moisture at planting time, or just the way your fields work out if you’re planting a bean-on-bean rotation brown stem rot can become an issue.
2. If wetter than normal planting season look for new phytophthora root rot resistant gene.
Due to the wetter than normal growing seasons many growers have experienced phytophthora root rot, which is more prone to wet conditions, so has been very common the last several years. This fungus thrives during wet years because it actually needs to swim in order to infect its host.
When soil pH is high, soybeans can be at risk for iron chlorosis. Due to the fact that there are certain negative components that are more prevalent in high pH soil…such as soluble salts! In areas of our region that have experienced wetter than normal conditions, we’re seeing an increase in soluble salts and consequently iron chlorosis issues in soybeans.
For some growers, soybean cyst nematodes are old news. For others of you, they are a new issue – either way, they are a pest to consider when selecting soybean varieties.
For growers on the western edge of soybean producing areas, where drought can often become an issue, consider varieties with the capability to pod higher off the ground. This increases harvestability, even in drought conditions, when the plants don’t grow as tall.
When it comes to selecting the right soybean variety, don’t hesitate to consult with your local Legend Seeds Dealer. They will be able to help you make the right decision. To find a dealer near you call 800-678-3346.