By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators
Rainfall was very spotty over the past week, ranging from zero at several locations to 2.3” at Miller. As a result, irrigation continues across the state. Insects remain below treatment threshold levels and diseases are non-existent. Expecting corn earworms to become more of a problem over the next couple weeks as moths emerge out of corn as soybeans will be an attractive host, especially those fields that don’t have canopy closure. High nighttime temperatures are of real concern due do the plants not being able to cool down and diverting energy to transpiration instead of growth, blooming and pod set.
Refer to linked pdf for field-specific information: 7-13-18 SRVP Weekly Update