Soybean Rust Rears Up
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Thu Sep 13, 2012 02:23 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- When Hurricane Isaac kicked up some much-needed rain across soybean growing areas, it brought soybean rust with it. The disease favors warm, damp conditions. On Sept. 13, the number of confirmed reports indicate widespread occurrence of rust in the Southern states of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Mid-South and northern states' occurrences could be seen over the next few weeks as a result of spores deposited during the hurricane event, according to the national rust diagnostic website.

The good news is most soybeans are mature enough to be out of danger. Heather Young Kelly, University of Tennessee ...

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