Eric Tedford

Disease Management: If, not when, Asian soybean rust makes it to the Midwest

We’ve all heard rumblings of extremely early Asian soybean rust (ASR) confirmations in the South and many are wondering if this may be the year tropical storms spread the disease into the Midwest. The truth is no one can know with certainty, but early presence of ASR, a few tropical storms and the right temperatures could pave the way for an outbreak in 2016. The NAOO’s 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook predicts a total of 10 to 16 named storms, 4 to 8 hurricanes, and 1 to 4 major hurricanes this year. Although this report is within the “normal average,” [...]

By |July 19, 2016|
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