Soybean seedling diseases webinar series to begin on Feb. 23

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Soybean planting is around the corner and the best time to protect against seedling diseases is prior to planting! The Crop Protection Network, through the Southern Region IPM Center, is offering a webinar series that will be covering important aspects of soybean seedling diseases research and management, as well as the latest information on fungicide resistance in soybean.

In the past three growing seasons seedling diseases (Fusarium root rot, Phytophthora root rot, Pythium seedling blight, Rhizoctonia seedling blight) caused up to 1.5% yield loss across Kansas. Seedling diseases yield loss can be significant under wet and cold conditions, particularly in poorly drainage soils. Tune in for more information!

Registration for each webinar is required.

  • February 23, 1 p.m. (CT) Soybean seedling disease research and management update presented by Dr. Martin Chilvers, Associate Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University;
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  • March 16, 1 p.m. Central time: An Overview on Soybean taproot decline presented by Dr. Paul P. Price (Trey), Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Department, Louisiana State University
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  • April 6, 1 p.m. Central time: Resistance is Futile: The Latest on Fungicide Resistance in Soybean Pathogens presented by Dr. Carl Bradley, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky
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These webinars are made possible by U.S. soybean farmers funded through the Soy Checkoff. Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits will be available for each webinar.



Rodrigo Borba Onofre, Postdoctoral Research & Extension Fellow

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