Soybean rust sentinel plot scouting report
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There were 8 samples received from sentinel plots during the reporting week of June 21-28, 2006. The following is a compilation of the reports.
Growth stages: 4 plots=V3, 2 plots = V6, 1 plot=V7, 1 plot=R3.
Plant height: Ranged from 5 to 10 inches.
Degree of canopy closure: Ranged from 10 – 40 percent and averaged 24 percent.
Soybean diseases present: Low levels of Brown Spot (3 plots).
Comments: This is the first week that we received soybean samples. Most samples were in good condition. A few samples had Brown Leaf Spot (Septoria), but the majority showed no signs of pathogens.