Michigan Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations for 2019 Mar 14, 2019

🕔Mar 14, 2019Soybean producers may be planting lower quality seed this spring. The main culprit responsible is Phomopsis seed decay, a fungal pathogen that developed on the plants during the wet, cool […]

Soybeans: How to Make Up for Poor Quality Seed? Feb 20, 2019

🕔Feb 20, 2019Seed quality from the 2018 soybean harvest was below average across the majority of the soybean-producing areas of the United States. Several factors led to poor-quality soybean seed, but some […]

Soybeans: New Crop Germination Lows are Widespread – What to Do? Feb 18, 2019

🕔Feb 18, 2019Some new crop soybean seed being tested by the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association is falling below the normal germination rate. While a few lots came in at or above 95% […]

Illinois Soybeans: How Can You Make Up for Poor Seed Quality? Feb 8, 2019

🕔Feb 8, 2019This year many in the Illinois agricultural community have had questions and concerns regarding soybean seed quality.  If you recall, many areas in Illinois suffered from persistent late season rains which delayed […]

Iowa Soybeans: Should You Use a Fungicidal Seed Treatment on Low-Quality Seed? Dec 7, 2018

🕔Dec 7, 2018With this year’s harvest of soybeans delayed beyond what is considered an ideal window of time, the opportunity for diseases to infect seed pods and in some instances, to the […]

Missouri Soybeans: Late Season Disease, Seed Quality Concerns Nov 6, 2018

🕔Nov 6, 2018Soybean disease development had a slow start this season with little disease developing until late in the growing season. High temperatures and dry conditions during the early field season meant […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Abundant Phomopsis Seed Decay, Purple Seed Stain Oct 24, 2018

🕔Oct 24, 2018Although soybean yields have been pretty good this year, the seed quality of harvested soybeans has not been great in some areas of the state.  Seed diseases have been prevalent […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Seed Quality Moving Backwards in the Field Oct 9, 2018

🕔Oct 9, 2018The excessive rains of September and early October are more than many soybean plants can handle. The wet weather occurred as soybean seeds were at physiological maturity or approaching it. […]

Indiana Soybeans: Fungal Diseases That Impact Pod, Seed Quality Oct 5, 2018

🕔Oct 5, 2018Editor’s Note: For accompanying tables see original article at the Source Link below. There are a number of fungal soybean diseases that can greatly impact seed quality. In Indiana, the […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Poor Seed Quality Reported – What’s the Cause? Sep 8, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017With soybean harvest in Arkansas just beginning, we are receiving many reports of poor seed quality in many of these fields (Figure 1).  Many are placing the blame for this […]

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