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New soybean disease in Midsouth named taproot decline

In Delta Farm Press

A report from the 2016 Tri-State Soybean meeting

The Mid-South’s soybean “mystery malady” now has a name — taproot decline. Unfortunately, as those at the 2016 Tri-State Soybean Meeting heard, there remain many questions about treatment.

“When I started in 2007, I received numerous calls from consultants about a root-associated soybean disease that appeared different than the other root diseases in the Mid-South,” said Tom Allen, Mississippi State University plant pathologist. “Looking back, and based on some of the more prominent symptoms associated with this root disease, I think the disease was likely misdiagnosed as one of several other root-associated soybean diseases. Continue reading