Soybean Sentinel Plot Program Update

Since 2012, The Pennsylvania Soybean Promotion Board has funded a Soybean Sentinel Plot Program, which is being managed by The Dept. of Entomology at Penn State. In this effort, Penn State Extension Educators are regularly scouting twenty or so ‘typical’ soybean fields in 15-20 counties across the state, reporting the populations of plant pathogens and insect pests that they find. Our expectation is that growers will use our reports to know what insects are likely to be active when they scout their own fields. During the growing season, we report the results weekly via Field Crop News, the most recent articles of which are posted to the right.