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Thu - February 15, 2018
Common Pythium isolates recovered from soybean were pathogenic on corn and isolates recovered from corn were pathogenic on soybean — indicating that a corn-soybean rotation will not reduce the risk of Pythium damping-off disease.

We know from previous research that Pythium species on soybean, corn and other crops can vary in their sensitivity to fungicides. However, our research is novel in that we report that fungicide sensitivity of two of the most prevalent Pythium species in our survey, P. sylvaticum and P. torulosum, was affected by temperature.  MORE
Thu - February 1, 2018
A total of 84 oomycete species were identified in a region-wide survey of soybean fields with plant establishment issues. Of these, 43 species were determined to be highly pathogenic on soybean seedlings. Some were known as root pathogens of soybean, others were new.

The top eight most frequent pathogenic oomycete species were found to be in the genus Pythium, and it was evident that there were dominant species across multi-state areas.   MORE
Tue - January 16, 2018
A reminder that the final results of crop performance tests conducted at all twelve north-central universities are available to the public. These self-supported, public testing programs are designed to provide growers with the unbiased crop performance information they need to make informed variety selection decisions.  MORE