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  • Managing Phytophthora in soybeans

    CENTRAL PLAINS: Fields that became saturated soon after planting may have lost up to 50 percent of their stand due to a severe seedling infection: Phytophthora. Usually, this disease is most destructive to fields with heavy soil and poor drainage. Damage also has increased in fields with no tillage or reduced tillage management. Phytophthora will cause rapid yellowing and wilting of the plant. If it persists, the plants will have root rot near the soil…

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