Bean Pod Mottle Virus
By Dr. John Hill
Professor of Plant Pathology
Iowa State University
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This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the North Central Region. It is designed to familiarize viewers with the disease caused by Bean pod mottle virus of soybeans. Initially, the presentation focuses on the causal agent of the disease, and then discusses the potential sources of the virus that result in disease. These factors include the association of virus with seed, the transmission of the virus by insects, and potential for weeds acting as reservoirs for the virus. Finally, accurate diagnosis of the disease caused by the virus is emphasized and options for disease management are discussed. Emphasis is on control of the insect that transmits the disease and field tolerance to the virus.
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