Now is the time that seedling diseases of soybeans will start to be apparent. Indeed, we have started to see more images of soybeans that may have symptoms of seedling disease. However, it is important to understand that seedling diseases are complex, and a simple picture often is not sufficient to adequately diagnose the issue. I wrote a more extensive of seedling diseases of soybean on the Illinois Field Crop Disease Blog, which can be accessed here
Well, it is that time of year where we start to see issues developing in the field. Questions such as, “What happened?” and “Why me?” will become more common. The key to managing diseases is proper diagnosis, and this starts in the field. In my recent post on the Field Crop Disease Blog, I provide several tips for diagnosing issues in the field, and distinguishing disease related problems from abiotic issues. Check out the post, and sign up for updates!