Agronomist says conditions just right for phytophthora


An agronomist says Illinois soybean farmers need to be on the lookout for one disease, in particular, this summer.

Bob Lawless is with Golden Harvest he says farmers need to look for phytophthora.  “We’re seeing a lot more of phytophthora at the stem and root phase,” he says.  “The stem and root rot phase – we probably have it as bad now in some areas as we’ve seen in a decade.”  He tells Brownfield the most problematic spots in the field are right outside of areas that have been drowned out.

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