Deer Feeding Damage

scouted May 13, 2024

Soybeans were scouted at the V1 growth stage and signs of prominent deer feeding were observed.
This injury was confirmed by an NC State Extension Specialist as damage from deer feeding. Damage from deer feeding or grazing can depend on the size and location of a field in correlation to tree lines or other preferable food sources, the time spent grazing, as well as the growth stage at the time of feeding. In many areas of this environment the deer ate below the cotyledonary node. These plants will not recover, and may cause yield loss. It was suspected that injury was at or above economic threshold.

Looking for more?

Find information on current and past problems in our library.

Browse all problems