Sudden Death Syndrom (SDS) is a disease caused by a soilborne fungus that prefers wet conditions. Where has SDS been found in Kansas and what are the implications?
Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is a disease that affects soybeans and is caused by a soilborne fungus. Since there are no varieties that offer full resistance, seed treatments are a common management practice. Read about a recent K-State study evaluating a new product for the 2020 growing season.
Within the last two weeks, Sudden Death Syndrome has been reported in portions of northeast KS. Yield loss depends on the soybean variety and crop stage when symptoms appear. Management of this disease requires an integrated approach.
Researchers at K-State are in search of soybean fields showing symptoms of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) to sample. SDS is a soil-borne fungal disease. It is observed more when soybeans are planted in cool, wet soils followed by wet conditions at the start of flowering.
Can you help? We are in search of grower fields with symptomatic Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) plants for us to sample. Root symptoms include necrosis and above-ground symptoms include interveinal leaf chlorosis and necrosis. Under the right environmental conditions, these symptoms appear as early as the start of flowering.
Do you have problems with Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in soybeans? We are in search of grower fields with symptomatic Sudden Death Syndrome plants for us to sample. Within the past two weeks, SDS has been reported in several counties in the eastern and central parts of Kansas. Contact us if you can help!
The K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab has implemented a new Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) molecular diagnostic tool to help growers properly identify this disease. This new SDS molecular test is faster and has higher detection capabilities than conventional methods. Insect damage and other diseases can present as similar foliar symptoms associated with SDS therefore testing is important.