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It’s An Excellent Time to Scout Soybeans for Diseases to Protect Your Yield in the Future! (08/26/21)

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It’s An Excellent Time to Scout Soybeans for Diseases to Protect Your Yield in the Future!

 

Question 1?

What economically important diseases are emerging (and/or spreading) in North Dakota?

Answer.

Charcoal Rot!

Sudden Death Syndrome!

Soybean Cyst Nematode!

 

Question 2?

What soybean diseases make an appearance in August?

Answer.

Charcoal Rot!

Sudden Death Syndrome!

Soybean Cyst Nematode!

 

Question 3?

What economically important soybean diseases can cause damage in a hot and dry year?

Answer.

Charcoal Rot!

Sudden Death Syndrome!

Soybean Cyst Nematode!

 

I strongly encourage everyone to scout their fields for these economically important soybean diseases. A hot and dry 2021 have made these diseases more visible than normal, and now is the best time of the year to grab a pocket knife, a shovel (or probe), a hand lens and get out in the field. If you find these diseases, management tools are available that may help you protect yield for years to come. Below you will find disease identification resources that will be helpful when scouting the fields. One resource that may be of most use is the ‘Soybean Disease Diagnostic Series’ as the information pertains specifically to North Dakota and Minnesota.

 

Sam Markell

Extension Plant Pathologist, Broad-leaf Crops