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.
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.