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Soybean Rust Update
March 2012

By Edward Sikora, Ph.D.
Extension Plant Pathologist
Auburn University
Phone: (334) 844-5502


Executive Summary
(5 min 40 sec)

Full Presentation
(17 min 46 sec)


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This presentation will provide an update on Soybean rust in the U.S. Topics will include a discussion on general characteristics of the pathogen, including symptom development; the role of kudzu as an overwintering host in the disease life cycle; benefits obtained from the National Soybean Rust project; seasonal weather conditions that favor or limit the development and spread of soybean rust in the U.S.; and fungicide use strategies to combat this disease.

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