Green Stem Syndrome Present in Some Indiana Soybean Fields According to Purdue Extension

According to soybean specialists at Purdue Extension, Indiana soybean fields are displaying symptoms of green stem syndrome. The condition is characterized by an early maturation of soybean pods and seeds—turning harvest color and drying out, while the stem remains green. The issue typically arises when the seed-fill, is disturbed by factors like weather, the environment, viral diseases or insect infestation. Understanding this phenomenon is particularly important for producers in order to make informed decisions towards optimizing harvesting potential and reduce profit loss.

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