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Be on the Lookout for Brown Stem Rot in Soybean

August 12, 2014

Soybean diseases are starting to show up in Iowa fields this growing season. In an On-Farm Network trial in north central Iowa, brown stem rot (BSR) was recently found. This disease is caused by the fungus Phialophora gregata, and infection can result in yield loss for Iowa farmers.

Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN)

Ed Zaworski, of the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic at Iowa State University, discusses sampling for soybean cyst nematode (SCN).  He gives tips and pointers on when and how to sample as well as how to properly ship your sample to the clinic for analysis.

 

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