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Southern Blight in Soybeans

Southern blight of soybeans, caused by the soilborne fungus Sclerotium rolfsii, is increasing in areas of Virginia and may be observed in some areas of Delaware and Maryland.  This is not the same as the white mold pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, although it is…


Nematode Assay Service open through November 13

The UD Nematode Assay Service will be open through November 13th, 2015.  After this time the assay service will be closed until the new year.  Below is the link to the service.  Please pay particular attention to sample submission guidelines. http://extension.udel.edu/ag/plant-diseases/nematology/  


Downy Mildew on Soybean-Don’t Sweat It

The past two years Delaware has had a greater incidence than of soybean downy mildew usual.   In some fields incidence has been near 30%.   A few people have asked me about the seriousness of this disease and the potential impacts it…


Basics to Soybean Disease Management

Many growers have started to plant soybeans or will be doing so in the near future.  Soybean disease management is holistic, and several practices should be incorporated to minimize plant diseases and associated issues.  The following are some basic disease management strategies for…