Biology and control of major diseases of soybeans;
Raymond Schneider ( Louisiana State University) ($87610). The Project Manager's email is email@example.com.
Key Words: Soybean Fungicide Studies, Asian Soybean Rust (ASR), Soybean Germplasm Screening, Cercospora Leaf Blight, Soybean Disease Modeling
The research will involve variety testing, germplasm screening and fungicide treatments for establishing management recommendations to minimize losses from Asian soybean rust and Cercospora leaf blight (CLB) in Louisiana. The study involves assessing the effects of plant nutrients on the severity of Asian soybean rust. The study will: • Develop and verify commercially acceptable fungicide application protocols for CLB; • Continue to assess the role of plant nutrition on the development of CLB, rust and other diseases; • Test foliar application of minor elements, such as zinc, cooper and iron for their effects on disease development; • Develop and implement fungicide resistance monitoring for rust and CLB pathogens; • Screen selected germplasm and breeding lines for resistance to rust; and • Finalize and make available to the industry our yield loss calculator.
This project is funded by Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board