Thursday, June 27, 2013

Flooded soybean fields starting to show symptoms

Scouting our field trials today we noticed an area presenting phytophthora symptoms. Further scouting showed plants were actually dying due to excessive flood injury and soil saturation. These fields have been subjected to nearly 5 inches of rain this week. This specific pocket has been anaerobic for 48 to 76 hours. Couple that with the heat, humidity, and larger crop growth stage (R1) plants are going downhill quickly. For more information on flood damage to soybean please visit