Rare insect problem cut 2012 yield for top South Carolina soybean grower

Roberson, Roy
May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/15/2013, p4
The article focuses on the discovery of a rare Dectes stem borer in Jason Carter's soybean field. Despite the insect handicap, Carter was able to win the yield contest in the irrigated category in the South Carolina state soybean yield championship. Doug Johnson, University of Kentucky entomologist, shared that the insect has showed up in the state sporadically over the decade, but it gas gotten troublesome especially in traditionally high soybean producing areas.


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