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Summary: This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners better understand the basic principles of fungicide resistance. This presentation discusses the different factors involved in fungicide resistance, how it may occur, and which characteristics of fungal plant pathogens and fungicides lead to greater risks of fungicide resistance occurring. A case example of fungicide resistance in the frogeye leaf spot pathogen of soybean (Cercospora sojina) is discussed, along with practices that can be utilized to manage fungicide resistance.
United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders develop and maintain partnerships with U.S. land grant universities and U.S. ag-focused research organizations such as the Plant Management Network to increase the transfer of checkoff-funded applied and practical production research information to U.S. soybean farmers. USB neither recommends nor discourages the implementation of any advice contained herein, and is not liable for the use or misuse of the information provided.