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Ontario Soybean Rust Coalition -- Teamwork is the key!

Presenter: A. U. Tenuta

All authors and affiliations: A. U. TENUTA (1), M. M. McMullen (2), and C. J. Devitt (3). (1) Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada; and (2) Ontario Soybean Growers, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The Ontario Soybean Rust Coalition (OSRC) was formed to respond to the potential introduction of Asian soybean rust into Ontario and Canada. OSRC is a partnership of key soybean stakeholders encompassing extension (government), producers, researchers, and equipment and chemical company representatives. These partners are not only committed to collect, compile, and disseminate information and resources to tackle this debilitating crop disease but to provide a “unified” voice concerning soybean rust to not only Ontario producers but other provinces, such as Manitoba and Quebec. OSRC has undertaken various activities to prepare producers, extension, consultants, and the Ontario soybean industry with the necessary resources and decision support tools to effectively and successfully manage this new invasive plant disease. Theses activities range from holding soybean rust information workshops, the production of soybean rust identification and management materials, the distribution of the Using Fungicides To Manage Soybean Rust Manual, rust management seminars/field days, and the development of a Canadian soybean rust webpage (http://www.soybean.on.ca/rustinfo.php), and many others. OSRC members include the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ontario Soybean Growers, University of Guelph, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, E.I. du Pont Company, Laresco Monsanto, Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited, Syngenta Crop Protection, Syngenta Seeds, and John Deere & Company. Funding for this project was provided in part by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Adaptation Council’s CanAdvance Program.

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