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Soybean fungus could cause problems in Iowa seed beans

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2018 has brought us a lot of challenges. We could sit down and list them, but we already know what they are. Today we are going to spend some time talking about a disease problem showing up in soybeans as a result of the weird weather we had earlier this year.

Iowa soybeans are being affected by Phomopsis seed decay. It is caused by the diaporthe fungus. Iowa State University Plant Pathologist Daren Mueller explains.

Mueller gives us a description of what to be looking for.

If you are planning to use any infected seeds as seed beans, it could pose a problem.

Mueller runs through two options producers have.

You can read more information from Iowa State University on Phomopsis here.

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