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(Neb.)-State Soybean Growers Advised To Watch For Stem And Root Rot

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 09/03/2013 09:24 AM
     LINCOLN, Neb. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - A University of Nebraska-Lincoln plant expert is urging soybean growers to stay vigilant for stem and root rots, including white mold.
     Plant pathologist Loren Giesler says the rots continue to be a problem in Nebraska soybean fields. Giesler says growers have reported white mold in several fields in northern Nebraska.
     Giesler says all soybean infections typically start at a node. The cool, wet conditions that occurred during this year's flowering were favorable for infections and fungus growth.
     Giesler says he's received several calls about whether a fungicide should be applied. He says there's no good data to know for sure, but there may be some benefit in treating infections that are widespread.
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