As if the on-then-off-rainfall pattern that delayed planting and now is causing drought stress was not enough, we can add late-season soybean diseases to the list of challenges this year.

Across much of southwest Iowa, I have re¬≠¬≠ceived reports of different diseases starting to arise. Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and Brown Stem Rot (BSR) tend to be the main ones showing up in areas that received...