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Asian Soybean Rust Identified in Georgia

Asian soybean rust was found on soybean leaves from sentinel plots in Attapulgus, Decatur County.  Asian soybean rust has been slow to develop in Georgia and Alabama this year, but has been found scattered throughout Mississippi.

 

Any soybeans that have reached full seed/R6 growth stages are “safe”.  Younger soybeans are still vulnerable and may need to be protected with a fungicide application.  With recent rainfall patterns and cooler temperatures, the disease could begin to spread more quickly. The Bulloch County soybean rust sentinel plot will continue to be monitored and sampled weekly for the presence of rust. You can go to the following site for the latest update on positive soybean rust finds http://sbr.ipmpipe.org/cgi-bin/sbr/public.cgi