Over the last couple of years, we have seen how important it is to scout the fields in a timely manner, and this means that scouting begins with crop emergence, especially for soybean. Variety selection and planting date are the two most important variables farmers need to consider when planting soybean, but if we don't scout the fields and monitor crop performance throughout the growing season, that advantage can be lost. Just think about soybean aphids in 2003.
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De Bruin, Jason and Pedersen, Palle, "Early season scouting" (2004). Integrated Crop Management News. 1560.
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