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Join us August 18 for Field Notes when we discuss late-season disease issues and soybean agronomics

 An all-new weekly crops program from the University of Minnesota Extension Crops Team

Sudden death syndrome in soybean
Join us Wednesday, August 18 for Field Notes when we welcome Dr. Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist, and Dr. Angie Peltier, Extension educator-crops in northwestern MN, to talk about current disease issues in the state. Dr. Seth Naeve will also be online to discuss soybean agronomy as the growing season begins to wind down we get a better idea of how well (or poorly) particular fields may be yielding this year.

Recent rains have made conditions more favorable for disease development. White mold is making an appearance in some fields as we move through August, which may come as a surprise to those dealing with drought conditions. Soybean sudden death syndrome symptoms can also become apparent at this point in the growing season. Many of our corn diseases also occur later in the growing season after silking, such as northern corn leaf blight, Goss’ wilt, and tar spot of corn.

Soybean yield components such as seed weight, seeds per pod, protein, and oil content will also vary this year after being affected by hot temperatures and lack of rain. Our August rains may have helped some soybean fields increase overall yield, but some yield components are already locked in from earlier in the growing season. Soybean yields will be heavily dependent upon weather conditions and timing of growth stages this year.

What is Field Notes?

The Field Notes program is designed for farmers and agricultural professionals as a weekly webinar program addressing all your crop-related questions in real-time in an interactive, discussion-based format.

The Field Notes program will run Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:00 a.m. throughout the growing season. It features a live webinar with interactive discussions that address in-season cropping issues as they arise. Topics may include nutrient management, agronomics, pest management, equipment, and more.

Do you have questions or topics you would like addressed during Field Notes? Submit them in advance of the program through the Google Form or send to In addition you will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar program.

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