Disease Management in Virginia Soybean
Sustainable Production
Crop protectionDiseaseField management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Hillary L Mehl, Virginia Tech
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Brief Project Summary:

Foliar fungicide use in soybean has increased due to actual and perceived disease threats, introduction of new fungicide chemistries and increased commodity prices that encourage high input/high yield crop production. However, foliar fungicides are not always effective or profitable due to several factors including a lack of environmental conditions that are conducive for disease development and the presence of fungicide resistant pathogens. The overall goals of this project are to provide a weather-based fungicide advisory to growers and to generate data-based management recommendations that improve the effectiveness of disease control and profitability of soybean production. Trials evaluate efficacy of different fungicides for controlling disease, increasing yields, and improving seed quality in soybean.

Key Benefactors:
farmers, agronomists, extension agents

Information And Results
Project Deliverables

A weather-based fungicide advisory will be available to growers, and they can use this tool to avoid unnecessary fungicide applications and improve disease control and yield and soybean.
Results of field trials will result in fungicide efficacy data that can be used by growers to select fungicides for control of target diseases in their soybean crop.
Overall effectiveness and profitability of disease control in soybean will be a major outcome of this proposed work.

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.