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  • Soybean stem borer

    In Kansas, scout for soybean stem borer

    CENTRAL PLAINS: Central Kansas is accustomed to dealing with Dectes stem borer (often just referred to as soybean stem borer) in soybeans. If you haven’t experienced a Dectes stem borer infestation before, I usually describe them as the southwestern corn borer of soybeans. Unfortunately, I have been seeing higher level of this pest expand their reach outside of the traditional problem areas, which can pose a significant risk for harvest losses in soybeans. Soon after…



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