Soybean growers have an opportunity to participate in a survey to test pathogen levels in their fields through funding from the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. University of Minnesota Extension Regional Crops Educator Angie Peltier says it’s important to note the movement of phytophthora sojae pathogens that cause root rot. “Recently, when we’ve had some disease losses occur, we’ve realized there’s probably a shift in pathogen population over time,” said Peltier. This survey takes place once every ten years to assess the pathogen population to make sure growers are planting resistant soybean varieties.
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