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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Mon - June 6, 2016
by Mehdi Kabbage and Damon Smith, Soybean Plant Pathologists, University of Wisconsin.

Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR), also called white mold, is a sporadic but yield-limiting disease in the north-central region. Specific weather conditions must be present at the time of soybean flowering -- if they are absent, then SSR is unlikely to occur. One of the objectives in our current work on Sclerotinia stem rot is to more clearly define the effect of weather and application timing on the efficacy of fungicides.  MORE
Mon - May 16, 2016
Kiersten Wise, Plant Pathologist, Purdue University and Loren Giesler, Plant Pathologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In this video, we show how to recognize seedling diseases in the field, and how to collect a sample to confirm the field diagnosis. We have also updated the publication Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Seedling Disease as of April 2016.   MORE
Tue - April 19, 2016
by Jim Kurle, Soybean Plant Pathologist, University of Minnesota

Effective control of seed and seedling rots is becoming increasingly important to protect the value of seed, currently the largest single expense in soybean production. We have found that a range of partial resistance is present in a collection of soybean lines that could be easily incorporated into breeding lines adapted to short growing seasons.  MORE
Mon - March 21, 2016
by Alison Robertson, Plant Pathologist, Iowa State University

Strategies such as quantitative resistance, also called partial resistance or tolerance, that put less selection pressure on the pathogen population should become a high priority in Phytophthora disease management and cultivar development.  MORE