Asian soybean was found on soybean leaves from the soybean rust sentinel plot in Bulloch County yesterday. Currently, growers across the Coastal Plain of Georgia can expect soybean rust to be present. It was slow to develop, but more than likely hurricane Irma has spread it more profusely.
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. 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