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Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases
Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases

  • Maximize your yield and economic return through fast, accurate soybean disease diagnosis
  • Minimize disease identification error
  • Quickly find non-technical overviews of diseases and their management
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    A key to achieving maximum economic returns is minimizing disease pressure, and the foundation of effective disease management is accurate diagnosis. This is not easy given the broad spectrum of diseases found in the field—and also given that symptoms can look very similar. 

    A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases provides the images, tools, and non-technical guidance to help ag professionals accurately diagnose soybean diseases and disorders found in the fields of the United States, Canada, and other countries where soybean is grown.

    This no-nonsense, highly accessible book features diagnostic keys and other extensive cross-referencing tools to help users quickly find diseases and minimize identification errors. It features… 

    • An easy-to-follow introduction to soybean diseases and disorders
    • A non-technical overview on diagnosing soybean diseases in a field setting
    • Disease listings organized by part of the soybean plant affected
    • Disease distribution maps to help narrow the search for suspect diseases
    • Basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, like hand lenses
    • A glossary defining the various diseases and diagnostic terms used in the book

     A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases also provides general management recommendations, giving growers and crop specialists an excellent primer for discussions with extension or crop specialists in their specific state or province about localized treatments.

    This book is a truly collaborative effort. Thirty-five experts from more than 20 universities, agencies, and companies packed their vast collective soybean disease knowledge into this highly accessible book written with the grower in mind.

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    • Fellow researchers and diagnosticians at your institution

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    A Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases

    PART ONE: Introduction

    CHAPTER 1: How to Use This Book

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    CHAPTER 2: Understanding Soybean Diseases and Disorders

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    Impact of Diseases on Soybean
    Infectious Diseases
    What Is Plant Disease?
       The Plant Disease Triangle
       Major Groups of Plant Pathogens
       The Disease Cycle
       Breaking the Disease Cycle
    Noninfectious Disorders
    The Soybean Plant
       Stages of Development
       Effects of Stress at Key Developmental Stages
       Scouting for Diseases of Soybean

    PART TWO: Soybean Diseases and Disorders

    CHAPTER 3: Diagnostic Key

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    Field Conditions and Crop Stage
    Weather Conditions
    Disease Timeline and Field Distribution
    Symptoms and Signs
       General Plant Symptoms and Signs
       Symptoms and Signs on Specific Plant Tissues

    CHAPTER 4: Foliar Diseases

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          Aerial Blight
          Alfalfa Mosaic
          Bacterial Blight
          Bacterial Pustule
          Bean Pod Mottle
           Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain
           Downy Mildew
           Frogeye Leaf Spot
           Peanut Mottle
           Phomopsis Seed Decay
           Phyllosticta Leaf Spot
           Powdery Mildew
           Septoria Brown Spot
           Soybean Dwarf
           Soybean Mosaic
           Soybean Rust
           Soybean Vein Necrosis
           Target Spot
           Tobacco Ringspot
           Tobacco Streak

    CHAPTER 5: Root and Stem Diseases

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    Anthracnose Stem Blight
    Brown Stem Rot
    Charcoal Rot
    Fusarium Root Rot and Wilt
    Phymatotrichum Root Rot
    Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot
    Pod and Stem Blight
    Pythium Seedling Blight and Root Rot
    Red Crown Rot
    Rhizoctonia Seedling Blight and Root Rot
    Root-Knot Nematode
    Southern Blight
    Soybean Cyst Nematode
    Stem Canker (Northern and Southern)
    Sudden Death Syndrome
    Thielaviopsis Root Rot
    White Mold
    Other Nematodes (Sting, Lesion, Reniform, and Lance)

    CHAPTER 6: Noninfectious Disorders

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    Nutrient and Fertilizer Disorders
    Chemical Injury
    Environmental Conditions and Genetic Disorders
    Insect and Mite Injury

    CHAPTER 7: Diseases of Quarantine or Worldwide Importance

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    Bacterial Tan Spot
    Red Leaf Blotch

    CHAPTER 8: A Closer Look

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    Using a Hand Lens
    Looking at Microscopic Images
    Creating a Moist Chamber


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    "...unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, college, and university library Agricultural reference collections in general, and Soybean supplemental studies reading lists in particular."
    —Library Bookwatch

    Publish Date: 2016
    Format: 8.5” × 11” softcover
    ISBN: 978-0-89054-455-6
    Pages: 155
    Publication Weight: 2 lbs

    Edited by Daren Mueller, Kiersten Wise, Adam Sisson, Damon Smith, Edward Sikora, Carl Bradley, and Alison Robertson

    A Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases

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