I’m Dr. Damon Smith. As a State Extension Specialist, my goal is to help growers prevent or limit field crop diseases common in soybean and small grains through accurate, non-biased information. I study managing diseases through improved host resistance, field management and chemical control. What I learn in my research finds near immediate use in the field. I’m also […]
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Published on Aug 29, 2013 Dr. Damon smith talks about white mold of soybean. For every 10% increase in incidence of white mold, there can be up to a 5 bushel per acre loss in yield. This makes white mold an important disease of soybean in the North Central soybean growing region. The discussion here […]
Published on Sep 5, 2013 Dr. Damon Smith talks about sudden death syndrome (SDS) of soybean. SDS can be a significant problem in years where the spring is wet and cool resulting in infection by the fungus Fusarium virguliforme soon after emergence. However, SDS is often not noticed until the reproductive growth stages when foliar […]