Soybean Rust Update – June 5, 2009

Bob Mulrooney, Extension Plant Pathologist;

On May 27 soybean rust was reported on kudzu in Decatur County, Georgia. On April 24, soybean rust was detected on kudzu in Gadsden and Leon Counties in Florida. The disease had been detected in both counties on kudzu earlier this year but had not been observed since January. Infections are still light, but the Georgia find was the earliest that rust has ever been detected in GA.


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