Hurricane Irma is going to make a mess and it will probably also spread soybean rust across our area. As soon as the fields dry out we need to be looking for soybean rust in all of our group VII beans. We are at the beginning of pod fill and have really good yield potential. I know that most of our fields have not been sprayed with fungicides so the disease potential will also be there.
There is not much good that will come from this storm, but maybe it will wash all the whtieflies and velvetbean caterpillars away.