CROP SCENE INVESTIGATION – 15: What caused wilted patches in Paul’s soybeans?


Even ideal growing conditions can pose challenges to soybean production. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when Paul, a grower in Grey County, called saying that there was trouble in his beans. “Patches of plants throughout the field are wilting, drying down and turning brown,” he said. “Can you come and check it out?”
It was the first week of August and the entire field should have still been green and growing.

The symptoms were obvious when I arrived in my truck later that day. You could easily see the wilting patches from the road and the damage was even more extensive along the tree lines.  

Better Farming - January 2009