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.