September 2, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds
Late-season soybean diseases can cause harvest timing issues and require management of infected crop residue to help reduce the potential for disease the following season. Yield losses from late-season diseases can vary depending on the onset of symptoms, number of plants infected, severity of disease, and environmental conditions from mid-season to harvest. Soybean diseases are mostly spread by soil, wind, splashing from rain and infected plant residue.
Disease management options include fall tillage, crop rotation and harvest order. Read more in this issue of SeedScoop to learn which methods would work best in your operation.The Value of Creating a Harvest Plan for Disease Affected Fields