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(Neb.)-State Soybean Growers Advised To Watch For Stem And Root Rot

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 09/03/2013 09:24 AM
     LINCOLN, Neb. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - A University of Nebraska-Lincoln plant expert is urging soybean growers to stay vigilant for stem and root rots, including white mold.
 
     Plant pathologist Loren Giesler says the rots continue to be a problem in Nebraska soybean fields. Giesler says growers have reported white mold in several fields in northern Nebraska.
 
     Giesler says all soybean infections typically start at a node. The cool, wet conditions that occurred during this year's flowering were favorable for infections and fungus growth.
 
     Giesler says he's received several calls about whether a fungicide should be applied. He says there's no good data to know for sure, but there may be some benefit in treating infections that are widespread.
 
       For more information, visit
http://pdc.unl.edu/home.


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