Management of important diseases and pathogens that affect Kentucky soybean production YEAR 1
Sustainable Production
Crop protectionDiseaseField management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky
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Brief Project Summary:

This project will focus on field research designed to evaluate different practices for management of important soybean diseases across Kentucky. The primary diseases and pathogens focused on in this proposal are frogeye leaf spot, southern stem canker, target spot, Phytophthora root rot, and soybean cyst nematode. Treatments evaluated will include foliar fungicides applied at different timings, nematicide seed treatments, and different soybean varieties. The overall objective is to gain a better understanding on how to best manage these diseases and pathogens to improve soybean production in Kentucky and the region. The results of this research will help in developing improved management...

Unique Keywords:
#soybean diseases
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

The predicted outcomes for this project are:
i) the best foliar fungicide programs will be determined for frogeye leaf spot, southern stem canker, and target spot;
ii) several races of Phytophthora sojae will be found in Kentucky; and
iii) the effect of seed treatment nematicides on soybean cyst nematode reproduction and soybean yield will be determined.

Since this project will rely on “natural” disease pressure and rainfall, it is possible that disease pressure could be limited in some locations. However, the use of susceptible varieties, when appropriate, will help ensure disease levels great enough to measure efficacy.

Final Project Results

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.