The December issue of Cornell’s What’s Cropping Up? newsletter includes an article by Jaime A. Cummings and Gary C. Bergstrom of the School of Integrative Plant Science.
The article: Resistance to Brown Stem Rot May Be Needed in Future Soybean Varieties for New York State notes the funding support of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program for a survey of corn and soybean diseases in the NNY region in 2013-2014.
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A potentially yield-reducing disease called ‘brown stem rot’ (BSR) was confirmed for the first time in New York soybean fields in 2013, and was found again in 2014. It showed up in some plants from soybean fields in Cayuga, Herkimer, Niagara, and Yates Counties collected by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators Kevin Ganoe, Keith Severson, Michael Stanyard, and Bill Verbeten, with support from the New York Soybean Check-off Program. The disease was diagnosed in the Field Crops Pathology Laboratory at Cornell based on characteristic symptoms and the laboratory isolation of the causal fungus and confirmation of a portion of its signature DNA sequence. So far, BSR has not been detected outside of the four counties mentioned above. It is noteworthy that BSR was not detected in soybean fields in northern New York scouted in 2013 and 2014 by CCE Educators Michael Hunter and Kitty O’Neil, with support from the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program.
Click here for NNYADP-funded Creating a NNY Corn and Soybean Disease Diagnosis and Assessment Database Project and the discovery of Northern Stem Canker in 7 counties in New York State, including one in NNY