The 2006 growing season has come to a close and with it another year's worth of experience with the soybean aphid. For many, it was a quiet, "low aphid" year with few reports of economic outbreaks within Iowa.
So, your neighbor has a soybean extruder to make bean meal for his hogs, and the two of you have been thinking about squeezing the oil out of your beans to make soydiesel and save some money on fuel bills next spring. My, you have a plan!
You may think corn is high-priced at your rural Midwest markets. But try buying it in Phoenix, Arizona, or south Florida. Livestock feeders in those areas -- 1,500 miles from the heart of the Corn Belt -- don't just dream of $5 corn, they live with it alre