2. Salt & poor drainage. Drainage tile could make you so much money and clean up these issues long-term. In the meantime:
A. Choose beans with the Excluder trait for these fields. While the Excluder trait is non-GMO, all the beans in our lineups we will have for this year with the Excluder do contain GMO traits. Excluders block out chlorides in the salty rims around IDC pockets. Excluders also help on irrigated ground where water quality is subpar. The Hefty and Zinesto lineups are now filled with numerous Excluder soybeans to help you on the tough acres. Superior new Excluders include H34XF3, H42XF3S and H49XF3S.
B. Choose beans with stacked resistance traits for phytophthora root rot. If phytophthora is your problem rather than chlorides or high pH, look for 1C/3A stacks or other combinations of resistance. In our lineup, Z0303E, Z0503E, and Z2303E provide added strength against phytophthora.
C. Choose the best IDC-tolerant beans. If iron deficiency chlorosis is your challenge (yellow leaves with green veins), industry-wide your choices are fairly limited, but there are some beans that stand out in IDC areas above all others. New IDC standouts include Z0503E and H18E3.