University of Minnesota Extension Agronomist Seth Naeve says soybean crop conditions improve as you move north in the state. Despite a late start, Naeve credits warm weather for the current stage of development in beans. “In Minnesota, we’ve got to build a canopy to get the yield later. I was worried about late planting and short beans and rows that would never close, but we are set up this year with warm weather and closed rows. If we get rains and warm weather throughout the season, it could be very nice.” Scouting and re-scouting is encouraged for soybean aphids. With certain aphid populations resistant to pyrethroid insecticides, Naeve wants farmers to check fields repeatedly.
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