Sudden Death Syndrome – Identification and Management

Thursday, February 25, 2016
By: Loren J. Giesler and Kyle C. Broderick, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Soybean crop leaf with Sudden Death Syndrome

By: Loren J. Giesler and Kyle C. Broderick - University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Sudden death syndrome is a soil-borne fungal disease caused by Fusarium virguliforme. Spread throughout the soybean producing states, the fungus overwinters in soybean residue and soil.  Spores are survival structures that can withstand freezing and a variety of environmental condition for many years. When temperatures start to increase, the spores germinate and infect soybean roots.

Learn how to identify and manage the disease:


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