Danillo Leite is an agronomist engineer from Brazil with a specialization in plant protection. He is a PhD student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and works on soybean stem diseases across the state of Illinois.

In this presentation from the Carbondale Better Beans series, Danillo discusses the following topics:

1. Why stem diseases?

2. Benefits of healthy soybean stems

3. Soybean diseases – symptoms & signs

4. Weather and stages to watch

5. Preliminary screening

6. Management practices

7. Fungal stem pathogens

8. Future work needed

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days. A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

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