Database Research Summaries
2018 Characterization of soybean taproot decline; a new disease in Mississippi soybean production fields

calendar_today Year of Research: 2018
update Posted On: 12/04/2019
group Maria Tomaso-Peterson (Lead Investigator, MSU-BMBEPP)
bookmark Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board

Research Focus

The focus of this project is to address the etiology of taproot decline (TRD) associated with soybean plants throughout Miss. production fields.


  • Confirmation of the taproot decline pathogen.
  • Characterize the life cycle of and disease cycle of the taproot decline pathogen.


Results will be updated upon completion of this research project.


This is important so that the life cycle and disease cycle of the taproot can be adequately tracked for better soybean yield.

For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.

Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.