Disease resistance breakthrough could improve soybean profits

In Southeast Farm Press

By Steve Leer

, Purdue University

Purdue University researchers have identified two genes within the soybean genome that are highly resistant to a soilborne pathogen that causes Phytophthora root and stem rot, a disease that costs U.S. soybean growers more than $250 million annually in lost yield.

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Proposed online urban IPM curriculum offers training that caters to the user’s needs

School IPM coordinators will soon have a cheaper, easier way to get IPM training, thanks to a newly funded regional IPM project.

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