Bean Fungus on the Rise
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu May 21, 2015 02:31 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- It isn't easy to fool a plant pathologist, but one soybean disease nearly pulled a fast one on Daren Mueller last summer.

The Iowa State University scientist was on the hunt for sudden death syndrome (SDS) in Iowa soybean fields. Every time he spotted the tell-tale yellow patches of SDS, he pulled the truck over to collect samples.

"But the first four fields I drove into to grab a plant with SDS turned out to be infected with stem canker," Mueller recalled. "It got me thinking that a lot of the SDS we thought we had ...

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