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Midwest agronomists tracking down the cause of yellow soybeans

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Multiple reports of increased and rapid yellowing in soybeans are popping up across the Midwest following recent rains.

Illinois Soybean Association Agronomist Stephanie Porter tells Brownfield there could be multiple causes including root rot, phytophthora, nutrient deficiencies, soybean cyst nematode or carryover from herbicides- but the recent drought could be a common theme.

“Whenever we have an extreme drought, then we have lack of oxygen when that heavy rain hits the soil.

Midwest agronomists tracking down the cause of yellow soybeans