Soybean Disease

Red crown rot, a disease that affects the crop, has been discovered for the first time ever in Kentucky in soybeans.This plant illness has caused soybean farmers in the Deep South to lose up to 30% of their yield if untreated.“Soybeans get sick too, just like people, and, often times, the things that cause diseases of soybeans are Fungi,” said Professor Carl Bradley, extension plant pathologist at the University of Kentucky.Bradley says that recently in the western part of the state there had been a case of red crown rot, which if undetected can harm soybean plants and infect the soil.

Source: MG News

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