So what will it be for soybean yields in 2006 - miracle or mirage? Much hinges on the weather. Yet, there are many factors you can control and they are outlined on this series of articles from Crops Technology Editor Gil Gullickson.
If soybean aphids continue their annual alternating high and low population cycles, Ohio soybean growers could see very few of the insects this growing season, says Ohio State University entomologist Ron Hammond.
So are soybeans miracle or mirage? They mimicked a battered boxer knocked cold on the canvas following the 2003 growing season. Then came the picture-perfect growing season of 2005. Certain management steps could be the key.