Funded by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program.

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SOYBEAN STEM PESTS: SURVEY, IMPACT AND EDUCATION

Dr. Jason Bond
Professor of Plant Pathology
Southern Illinois University
618-453-4309
jbond@illinois.edu

QUESTIONS THIS PROJECT WILL ADDRESS

  • Which insects pests and diseases are most detrimental to soybean stem health?
  • How do they impact crop yield?
  • How prevalent are they in the various Illinois soybean geographies?
  • Not all soybean stem pests and diseases are well documented throughout the state, nor are their symptomology, yield impact, alternative hosts and conducive conditions well understood. Red crown rot, stem canker, Dectes stem borer and soybean gall midge are of particular interest.
  • This project will inform farmers of the most prevalent pathogens and pests impacting soybean production fields across Illinois. It will also identify potential environmental and geographic factors that affect their incidence and distribution. By better understanding these pathogens and pests, university and Extension can help farmers identify management practices that may minimize the impact of these pathogens and pests on yield.

ADDITIONAL RESEACHERS:

  • Dr. Ahmad Fakhoury, Professor of Plant Pathology, Southern Illinois University
  • Dr. Glen Hartman, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS; Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Nicholas J. Seiter, Research Assistant Professor, Field Crops Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Kelly Estes,¬†State Survey Coordinator, Illinois Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey Program (CAPS), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Nathan Kieczewski, Plant Pathology and Entomology Specialist, GROWMARK Member Services
  • Danillo Leite, PhD Candidate
  • Statewide