Sudden Death Syndrome: A Guide from Purdue University Extension

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
By: Andreas Westphal, Lijuan Xing, T. Scott Abney, and Gregory Shaner, Purdue University and USDA-ARS, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Soybean leaves with Sudden Death Syndrome

By: Andreas Westphal, Lijuan Xing, T. Scott Abney, and Gregory Shaner - Department of Botany and Plant Pathology - Purdue University and USDA-ARS


Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest. First discovered in Arkansas in 1971, SDS has spread throughout most of the North Central Region, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Tennessee.


SDS is most severe when soybean is planted early into cool, wet soils and when heavy midsummer rains saturate the soil.


Read the full guide at the Purdue University Extension: www.Extension.Purdue.edu/extmedia/bp/bp-58-w.pdf


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