Additional soybean rust resources

Some of the following Web sites, publications, and training opportunities will provide additional useful information about soybean production and soybean rust biology and management.

Web Sites

USDA Public Soybean Rust
This site contains individual state and national maps of soybean rust scouting efforts as well as a running chronology of positive soybean rust detections, soybean rust forecasts, and other information.

Iowa Soybean Rust Team
This site is a resource for Iowa soybean producers and agriculture professionals to help identify, confirm, and manage the disease.

Plant Health Initiative
This site makes the latest soybean research information from 12 North Central land-grant universities readily available to soybean producers and agribusinesses.

Using Foliar Fungicides to Manage Soybean Rust
This full-color publication contains numerous illustrations, photographs, maps, tables, and charts about soybean rust fungicide spray decisions, application, and use strategies.

Plant Management Network's Soybean Rust Resource Center
A collection of resources from throughout the United States pertaining to the biology and management of Asian soybean rust.

ISU Extension Publications

Identifying, Diagnosing, and Managing Asian Soybean Rust in Iowa, SP 257
Common Soybean Leaf Diseases and Asian Soybean Rust, PM 1989

Training Opportunities

  • Early Season Soybean Management Clinic--June 29
  • Crop Diagnostic Clinics--July 10-11, 12-13, 17-18, 19-20
  • Late Season Disease Clinic--September 7

For more information, call the Iowa State University Agribusiness Education Program at 515-294-6429, e-mail

This article originally appeared on page 52 of the IC-496 (3) -- February 27, 2006 issue.

Updated 03/09/2006 - 11:24am