During the final day of the virtual Best of the Best in Wheat and Soybean Research meeting, University of Minnesota Extension Plant Pathologist Dean Malvick took at a look at Sudden Death Syndrome. The disease is spreading across soybean production areas in Minnesota. SDS is caused by a fungus resulting in root rot and leaf scorch. SDS often happens in fields infested with Soybean Cyst Nematode. Malvick says farmers can reduce the risk for disease by selecting resistant varieties or get specific seed treatments labeled for the disease.
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