Soybean Disease Emerges
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Dec 22, 2015 06:46 AM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Imitation has been the sincerest form of frustration for plant pathologist Tom Allen and other researchers investigating a new disease that's being called soybean taproot decline. The Mississippi State University scientist had observed some odd conditions in soybean fields in his state for several years. However, the symptoms were similar to other soybean diseases and proper protocol requires proving what organism causes the disease before officially declaring it a problem.

Allen says researchers have now established the uniqueness of this fungus-based disease and bestowed the name soybean taproot decline. "We are 95% certain we know what ...

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