Purdue joins partnership to manage soybean diseases

Purdue Extension has joined six other universities from the Midwest and Ontario in a partnership with the North Central Soybean Research Program to create reference materials helping producers identify and manage a variety of soybean diseases.

The Soybean Disease Management series will be updated regularly with the latest available information on diseases and management options, Kiersten Wise, Purdue Extension plant pathologist, said.

"We are entering the time of the season when symptoms of many soybean diseases begin to emerge," she said. "With the wet conditions we had earlier in the year, we may see more soybean disease issues in 2015, and it is important that farmers know what is going on in their fields."

The project is supported by soybean checkoff funds provided by the North Central Soybean Research Program and the United Soybean Board.

All materials can be downloaded through Purdue's Education Store at https://edustore.purdue.edu/ or on the North Central Soybean Research Program Soybean Research and Information Initiative website under the "new publications" tab at http://soybeanresearchinfo.com/.

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