Red crown rot: What to look for in your soybean fields
Red "balls" on the lower crown of a soybean affected by red crown rot. Note the blue growth- that's the causal fungus of Sudden Death Syndrome. Remember that coinfection can occur, so don't assume anything is RCR or SDS without checking those stems and roots! Photo N. Kleczewski

Red crown rot: What to look for in your soybean fields

Red crown rot is a new disease in the Midwest, and was first detected in 2017 in a single field in Pike county Illinois. The fungal disease is soil-borne…

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Efficacy vs management trials
The disease pyramid. Plant diseases only occur when the right pathogen is present with a suceptible plant and the environment is conducive for disease. The amount of time spent in disease favorable conditions results in the overall amount of disease. Image N Kleczewski

Efficacy vs management trials

Every season extension specialists and other researchers working on applied field crop pathology present data at various conferences and meetings.  Often times you will view data pertaining to product…

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