K-state research on seed treatments for Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans

Thursday, October 29, 2015
SDS forecast

By: Eric Adee, Kansas State University

"Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is a disease caused by the soil borne fungus Fusarium virguliforme. This fungus prefers wet conditions and thus is usually most severe in irrigated fields, although it can and has occurred in non-irrigated fields in Kansas. SDS tends to be most severe on well-managed soybeans with a high yield potential. It also tends to be more prevalent in fields that are infested with soybean cyst nematode and planted early when soils are wet and cool. There is no easy way to completely control SDS. Effective management of SDS requires an integrated approach. Management should start with the planting of SDS resistant varieties, but this provides only limited options. Most varieties are susceptible to some degree; very few have good resistance."

Link to full study via Kansas State University here: K-State research on seed treatments for Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans


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