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SDS Alert
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Aug 1, 2014 12:02 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Growers who spot yellow patches in their green soybean fields this year should suspect sudden death syndrome (SDS). Plant pathologists are starting to see the disease symptoms crop up throughout the Soybean Belt, and damage may become more widespread in the next couple weeks.

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is aptly named because plant death is swift and certain. Although farmers can do nothing to stop the development of this fungus-driven disease, now is the time to evaluate the resistance levels of varieties and plan for next year, plant pathologists told DTN.

"I think we're set up ...

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