Additional pressure to soybean crop

Indiana’s soybean crop got off to a fairly cool and wet start.  Greentown, Ind. farmer Denny Maple says a start like that could mean added disease pressure and other issues.  “It seems to me that those beans are rooted pretty shallow in some of those holes,” he says.  “If we turn off dry only time will tell if they can recover and make a good crop.”

But, he says he’s optimistic.

Maple tells Brownfield they will be applying fungicide.  “We do insecticide and fungicide at our last herbicide application,” he says.  “We raise seed beans for almost all of our crop and they like us to put fungicide on them for plant health and over the years it seems like it’s done pretty well for us.”

He says his farm hasn’t received as much rainfall in recently, giving the crops time to catch up.

AUDIO: Denny Maple, Howard County (3:00mp3)

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