Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybeans

BY Damon Smith | January 12, 2016 - 
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 symptoms typically develop. The discussion here includes tips on spotting SDS, determining the difference between SDS and brown stem rot and how to manage the disease.

For more information about SDS visit the Soybean Plant Health Topics webpage at http://fyi.uwex.edu/fieldcroppatholog… and scroll down to the “Sudden Death Syndrome” section.

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