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Scout for Spider Mites on Soybeans in Southern Illinois

August 10, 2017
This agronomic image shows discoloration of soybean leaves from spider mites.

Caption: Pana, IL, Grow More Experience site: Spider mite feeding takes a toll on plant health. As spider mites feed, they puncture hundreds of holes in the cells of soybean leaves, draining plant moisture and leaving a trail of discolored foliage.

Southern Illinois has been hot and dry for nearly a month, causing concerns about spider mites in soybean fields. Spider mites thrive in hot, dry conditions and can cause significant foliar damage in large numbers – reducing yield and profit potential. Watch as Agronomy Service Representative Nate Prater explains how to check for and treat spider mites in your soybeans:

Contact your Syngenta representative to visit the Pana, IL, Grow More Experience site and check the Know More, Grow More blog throughout the season for periodic updates and event recaps.

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