Author: AM 1250/Mix 96 News
A condition called iron chlorosis is beginning to show up in some soybean fields around the province.  Dennis Lange, agronomist at Parent Seed Farms, says it's the inability of the plant to take up iron from the soil which causes the crop to yellow off.  He stresses susceptibility does vary between varieties.  Lange adds there's not much a producer can do to alleviate the condition, especially if the crop was solid seeded.  If it was row cropped, cultivation is an option.  In future years, Lange suggests keeping track of what varieties are yellowing, watching rotations, and conducting soil tests as a means of limiting recurrence.