Gall midge is a relatively new soybean pest, and reports in the northern Cornbelt indicate early infestations, especially along border rows. Adult midges are small (2-3 mm in length) and have long antennae and hairy wings.
Waterhemp has begun rapidly establishing itself as soil temperatures rise. Many growers have already applied a pre-emerge herbicide.
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With late planting occurring in many areas, growers are seeing seedcorn maggot feeding. They prefer decaying organic matter, but also feed on seeds and seedlings of soybeans and field corn.
Nitrogen (N) is the most commonly applied nutrient and one of the costliest inputs in corn production. N application averages 18% and 13% of the variable costs in a corn-corn and corn-soybean rotation, respectively.
When soybean fields are flooded, oxygen available for respiration is limited.
While the growing point is just at or below the soil surface (prior to V5-V6 stage), corn can only survive two to four days in totally saturated soil conditions.