New Focus on Soybean Webcast Highlights Oomycetes’ Role in Rot Resistance Before soybean plant disease resistance can be achieved, it is important to understand what drives disease resistance and susceptibility. This is the premise behind the latest Focus on Soybean webcast titled, “A Role for Oomycete Biology in the Development of Disease Resistant Soybean.” This webcast focuses on Phytophthora sojae, an oomycete pathogen that causes root and stem rot in soybean, which accounted for more than 2% of soybean crop losses in 2006. In this webcast, author Kevin Fedkenheuer, Ph.D. Candidate at Virginia Tech, highlights the latest research on [...]
Recordings of two live seminars co-hosted by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and USDA's Office of Pest Management Policy are now featured in PMN's Education Center. These presentations cover cowpea mild mottle virus, which affects legumes, and zebra chip, a significant pest of potato. Both presentations are fully accessible 24/7. PMN Launches Two Grant-funded Soybean Webcasts Fungicide Resistance in the Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain Pathogen of Soybean: Fungicide resistance in soybean production has been a growing concern, especially after the discovery of fungicide resistant strains of frogeye leaf spot, Cercospora leaf blight and purple seed stain. This [...]
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.