Sudden death syndrome wreaked havoc in fields across the Midwest U.S. and Canada in 2014, resulting in much yield loss and frustration for farmers.

Although selection of resistant cultivars is the best management option for SDS, other management options may complement resistance.

A new webcast titled “Soybean Death Syndrome Management Update” and published in the Plant Management Network’s Focus on Soybean resource, highlights three years of research focusing on these complementary options.

The talk, authored by Dr. Daren Mueller, Extension Field Crop Pathologist at Iowa State University, offers practical information on SDS management through:

  • Seed treatments
  • Planting date
  • Glyphosate application
  • Tillage
  • Crop rotation

This 20-minute presentation is open access through May 31, 2015. Viewers can also opt to see a 5-minute executive summary version of this presentation. This shorter executive summary version is permanently open access courtesy of the United Soybean Board.

Other Focus on Soybean presentations can be viewed at

Focus on Soybean is a publication of the Plant Management Network. To get the most out of the Plant Management Network’s full line of resources, please sign up for PMN’s free electronic newsletter, PMN Update.

Webcasts on a variety of other crops can be found in PMN’s Education Center.

The Plant Management Network ( is a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through applied, science-based resources, like Focus on Soybean.

PMN partners with the United Soybean Board, as well as more than 80 other organizations, which include universities, nonprofits, and agribusinesses.

This article originally appeared as a press release for Plant Management Network and has been reposted with permission. 

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