Pest Alert: Current Status of Soybean Rust in North America March 9, 2011

— Written By NC State Extension

Date: March 9, 2011

From: Steve Koenning Extension, Soybean Pathology Specialist, and Jim Dunphy Soybean Specialist, Crop Science

Soybean rust is not active in the Continental United States according to the PIPE web site. Extremely cold weather this winter that extended into the extreme south of the U.S. may have eradicated the disease from the U.S. mainland. Soybean rust has, however, been recently detected in Cuba (at Guantanamo) and in Puerto Rico. The potential for spread from these regions at this time seems remote. Sentinel plots have been planted and scouted in Mississippi and Alabama with no rust detected at this time.

Resources for Soybean Rust in 2011

Some sources for more detailed information on Asiatic soybean rust are listed below:

The USDA soybean rust web site:

The North Carolina Agricultural Chemical Manual:

Soybean Rust Management in the Mid-Atlantic Region:

Updated on Mar 18, 2014
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