A determined soybean aphid natural predator from Asia is controlling soybean aphids in Canadian fields, and may expand its range into the northern tier of the Midwest. This Asian stingless wasp, Aphelinus certus, is smaller than the period at the end of this sentence and arrived in North America at the same time as soybean aphids or shortly after that.
Wade Kent is a researcher who put his money where his data is. When his research showed that narrow-row soybeans with normal inputs consistently produced the same results as 30-in. rows with the full dose of high-end inputs, he bought a narrow-row planter. “A narrow-row planter will give me a full canopy early and help maximize soybean yields.”