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Soybean Loss Prediction Tool for Managing Soybean Rust
7/1/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Don Hershman, Joseph Omielan
 Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology
 Series: Soybean Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-AG-S series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Soybean rust (SBR), caused by the fungus, Phakopsora pachyrhizi, is a potentially devastating foliar disease of soybean. The disease was first detected in the Continental United States in the fall of 2004. Since that time, it has caused only sporadic yield losses in the U.S., primarily in the Gulf States. However, the potential still exists for devastating losses to occur in all soybean producing areas of the U.S. should the proper combination of weather conditions come together to support significant disease development by mid-summer. Currently, the only way to avert significant yield loss caused by SBR when disease risk is high is by applying foliar fungicides.

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