On Wednesday, it was amazing to see no leaf damage in the soybeans. They are actually looking better than the bush beans! Did the soybeans regenerate leaf-parts eaten? There is a theory that plants respond vigorously to stress. Maybe a mild pest attack inspires soybeans to greater productivity? It would be ironic then, that pesticide-happy farmers might actually be hurting their crops by eliminating natural sources of stress. On the other hand, many of the cabbage plants succumbed to -something-, so stress may not be a good thing for all plants.
Meanwhile, the bush beans have started flowering. Maybe they look less explosive because they are now putting less energy into leaves and more energy into beans.