Project Details:

Understanding soybean seed, seedling, and root pathogens in Kansas

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Kansas Soybean Commission
Categories:Soybean diseases, Breeding & genetics
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Project Year:2011
Lead Principal Investigator:Christopher Little (Kansas State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Tim C. Todd (Kansas State University)

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Project Summary

This study will determine soil and seed borne Fusarium spp. and will evaluate the pathogenicity of these Fusarium spp. on soybean varieties commonly grown in Kansas. The project also involves determining the sensitivity and resistance of Fusarium pathogens, comparing these results with commercial seed treatment fungicides, and examining the interactions between seedlings and root pathogens in three-way tests.

Project Objectives

1. Determine the identity of soil- and seedborne Fusarium spp. of soybeans in Kansas.
2. Evaluate the pathogenicity of soil- and seedborne Fusarium spp. upon commonly grown soybean varieties.
3. Determine sensitivity and resistance of Fusarium pathogens to biologicals and compare with commercial seed treatment fungicides.
4. Examine the interactions between seedling (Fusarium, Pythium ultimum, and Rhizoctonia solani) and root pathogens (Macrophomina phaseolina, Fusarium virguiliforme, and Heterodera glycines).

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