New resources available for soybean rust

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.

The newly updated book Using Foliar Fungicides to Manage Soybean Rust is available online at .

Links to each chapter are available at the site, and individual chapters can be downloaded. Foliar applications of fungicides to the soybean canopy is the standard disease management practice to limit yield losses due to soybean rust for the foreseeable future. This book reviews the factors involved in making fungicide spray decisions and basic fungicide information, including mode of action, application, and use strategies.

Prepared by a group of soybean pathologists working in many regions of North America, this full-color publication contains numerous illustrations, photographs, maps, tables, and charts, as well as a glossary of terms and a list of sources for additional information. Proper fungicide timing will be key to maintaining profitability for the coming years. This reference book will help growers maintain that profitability.

A printed four page “Cliff’s Notes” version of the guide will be available shortly from your county extension office, along with a limited number of CDs containing the full text of the book.

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