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Drought bringing early soybean diseases


A plant pathologist with the University of Missouri Extension says a few soil-borne soybean diseases are being confirmed.

Mandy Bish tells Brownfield charcoal rot is showing up early in Missouri because of the drought. She says fungicides aren’t an option to manage the disease and farmers should use the drought as a chance to learn.

“To see where we have those problems. With charcoal rot and other soil-borne diseases, this drought is really showing where there may be problems.

Drought bringing early soybean diseases