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Managing Weeds Prevents Insects

Many farmers may not realize that unmanaged weed problems may contribute to insect problems. More on Scouting:  Top Three Insect-Scouting Tips to Minimize Yield Loss Be Ready to Scout These Five Soybean Diseases Scouting Helps to Keep Pests, Diseases Away From Soybeans “Pests often build up on alternative host plants, such as weeds, and then

Prevent Defense

Scouting Patrol: Illinois farmer scouts fields to keep pests, diseases away from soybeans From Palmer amaranth and marestail to aphids and nematodes, there are all sorts of weeds, diseases and insects that soybean farmers need to keep an eye out for. That’s why it is crucial for farmers to scout their fields and make sure