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Bradford County

1 Field (Mark Madden / Terry Lutz)

September 21, 2014

Growth stage: R7

Insect feeding non-existent due to senescence
Searched for white mold and found none, ground is quite dry and leaves are falling so white mold is unlikely to be a factor.

September 7, 2014

Growth stage: R6

Japanese beetle – Severity: <1
Grasshoppers – Severity: 2
Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Soybean aphids populations have been decimated by lady beetles
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 3
Frog-eye leaf spot – Severity: 1
Downy mildew – Severity: 1

August 31, 2014

Growth stage: R6

Japanese beetle – Severity: <1
Grasshoppers – Severity: 2
Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Soybean aphids were at economic threshold last week, but now aphids are well below economic threshold; lady beetles and other natural enemies have significantly knocked back the population.
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 3
Frog-eye leaf spot – Severity: 1
Downy mildew – Severity: 1

August 25, 2014

Growth stage: R5

Japanese beetles – Severity: <1
Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Soybean aphids show declining population with noticeable increase in beneficial insects; Japanese beetles almost non-existent
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 3
Frog-eye leaf spot – Severity: 1
Downy mildew – Severity: 1

August 18, 2014

Growth stage: R5

Japanese beetle – Severity: <1
Grasshoppers – Severity: 2
Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Soybean aphids at economic threshold. Crop is not stressed and exhibits no visual signs of damage. A healthy population of beneficial insects present
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 3
Frog-eye leaf spot – Severity: 1
Downy mildew – Severity: 1

August 10, 2014

Growth stage: R4

Grasshoppers – Severity: 2
Japanese beetles – Severity: 1
Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 3
Beneficial insects present: Lady beetles, minute pirate bugs, green lacewings
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 1
Frog-eye leaf spot – Severity: 1

August 3, 2014

Growth stage: R3

Grasshoppers – Severity: 2
Japanese beetles – Severity: 3 (populations seem to be declining)
Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 2 (population growing)
Beneficial insects present: Lady beetles, minute pirate bugs, green lacewings
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 3
Frog-eye leaf spot present

July 27, 2014

Growth stage: R2

Grasshoppers – Severity: 4
Japanese beetles – Severity: 2
Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Stink bugs (green and brown) just starting to appear
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 3
Frog-eye leaf spot present

July 20, 2014

Growth stage: R1

Grasshoppers – Severity: 1
Japanese beetles – Severity: 2
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 3 (starting to appear in the upper canopy)

July 12, 2014

Growth stage: V5, approaching R1

Minor insect feeding by japanese beetles, grasshoppers and spittle bugs. 
No diseases reported

July 6, 2014

Growth stage: V4

Septoria brown spot visible on about 25% of the field
Excellent nodulation
Some potassium deficiency on lower half of field
No insect feeding or other diseases observed

June 29, 2014

Growth stage: V3

No insect feeding or diseases observed
N deficiency in lowest lying pockets
Crop looks very good

June 22, 2014

Growth stage: V2

Minor insect leaf feeding (probably bean leaf beetle)
Minor slug feeding observed
Herbicide injury around field perimeter from 2,4-D spray drift
Nodulation looks good on healthy plants
Phytophthora root rot
Significant deer grazing, with ground hog doing considerable damage

June 15, 2014

Growth stage: VC-V1

No disease to report
No significant insect damage
Plant population adequate