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View the current 2018 NCSRP-funded research projects and progress reports.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Fri - November 16, 2018
Diaporthe-associated diseases such as stem canker, Phomopsis seed decay, and pod and stem blight continue to be an issue for soybean farmers in the north-central region.

Significant progress has been made in our understanding of the organisms that cause stem canker and related diseases in order to develop more effective and economical management strategies. Several new resource materials for farmers and consultants have been developed as a result of this project.  MORE
Fri - November 9, 2018
Farmer survey data allowed us to identify key management factors influencing yields for an agricultural area that includes about 18 million acres planted with soybean.

While replicated field trials will still be needed to establish cause-effect relationships, the information derived from analysis on farmer data as presented here can provide a focus to these trials in regard to which factors (and interactions) to investigate.   MORE
Fri - October 19, 2018
Phytophthora sojae is one of the great success stories regarding the use of host resistance for disease management. If effective Rps genes are available, they will provide complete protection.

However, as in many other host–pathogen systems, the response of the genes is ephemeral and additional tactics, such as combination with quantitative resistance and seed treatment fungicides, may be needed when there is a high risk for disease development.   MORE
Mon - October 1, 2018
Failures of certain pyrethroid insecticides for management of some soybean aphid populations have been observed in commercial fields, and resistance to bifenthrin and lambda-cyhalothrin has been documented through small-plot research and laboratory bioassays.

Because of the mobility of winged soybean aphids, the challenges posed by insecticide-resistant populations of the pest could spread to soybean fields in other parts of the region.  MORE