Fungal Pressure Increases on Central Indiana Crops

posted on Monday, August 15, 2016 in Blog

Frog eye leaf spot in soybeans

We are seeing continued fungal pressure in our corn (see video below) and now in soybeans (see images below).  We have identified frog eye leaf spot in the middle and upper canopy of soybeans.  Usually this fungal disease stays south of I-70 in Central Indiana, but with our warm, wet weather pattern, we are seeing movement north within the state. 

As with other foliar fungal diseases, risk of yield reduction is by reducing the plants’ capacity for photosynthesis.  The soybeans planted in late may have a lot of seed development ahead of them.  Scout your soybeans. 

With the rain this weekend, it is essential to keep the soybean photosynthesis factory in good condition to convert the adequate soil moisture into yield.

Contact our team at Reynolds Agronomy with any questions

Mark Truster serves as Managing Agronomist at Reynolds Agronomy. He brings more than 30 years of agronomy expertise to Central Indiana farmers and is a Certified Crop Advisor.  

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