Asian soybean rust has been identified in several counties in southwest Georgia recently, but was found on soybean leaves from sentinel plots in Midville yesterday – August 18.
Soybeans are vulnerable to Asian soybean rust until they reach full seed/R6 growth stages and may need to be protected with a fungicide application. Current rainfall patterns could begin to spread the disease 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