Staying on top of all the latest ag technology, field data and research can be overwhelming. That’s why the Soybean Research & Information Initiative, formerly the Plant Health Initiative, continually provides you with access to expert information and news about soybean pests, diseases, and agronomics. The aim of this check off-funded website is to communicate the on-going progress and current understanding coming from your active and wide-ranging U.S. soybean research programs. Please visit often!

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Fri, Dec 18, 2015
Exploiting Bio-Control Agents to Manage Seedling Diseases of Soybean
by Ahmad Fakhoury, Plant Pathologist, Southern Illinois University
We tested 58 potential biological control organisms isolated from soybean fields against seven soybean fungal pathogens and found several organisms that restrict the growth of Fusarium virguliforme , which causes sudden death syndrome, Fusarium graminearum, a seed decay and damping-off pathogen, and Macrophomina phaseolina, the causal agent of charcoal rot.   Read more...
Fri, Dec 4, 2015
by Christian Krupke, Soybean Entomologist, Purdue University

Neonicotinoid seed treatments of soybeans represent one of the largest uses of insecticides on a per acre basis in the United States. With funding from the North Central Soybean Research Program, we have attempted to rigorously examine the benefits of this approach for soybean aphid management.   Read more...
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