Cool, wet conditions create good environment for crops, diseases

From Delta Farm Press

This has been one of the coolest summers in recent memory for residents of the South and Southeast. Instead of breaking into a sweat moments after you walk outside, farmers and others who work outdoors have been able to stay reasonably calm, cool and collected.

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If you had SDS in soybeans, sample for SCN

The University of Tennessee crops blog suggests that soybean farmers who experienced Sudden Death Syndrome on their crop sample for soybean cyst nematode. The blog post discusses the link between the two diseases. Read the post.

If you are in another state, call your extension specialist who works on soybeans.

Soybean sudden death syndrome worse than expected

In Southeast Farm Press

By Don Hershman, UK Extension Plant Pathologist

Soybean sudden death syndrome caused by the soil-borne, root-rotting fungus, Fusarium virguliforme, is evident in soybean fields across Kentucky. I have come to realize that the disease is causing more damage than I had initially thought. This is unusual.

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