Brazil Logs 1st Soy Rust
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:13 AM CST

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- With only half the soybean crop in the ground, Brazil has registered its first two cases of Asian rust for the 2012-13 season.

The yield-sapping fungus was identified on stray plants growing on roadsides in the center-west state of Mato Grosso and the southern state of Santa Catarina, according to Embrapa, Brazil's crop research agency.

"We still haven't registered rust in commercial crops this year, but the presence of stray soybeans with rust is an important alert for producers. It's an indication that rust could soon be present in all fields," said Rafael Moreira Soares, ...

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