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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus

A "new" virus has been found in soybean fields In several states including Arkansas and Illinois.  It would appear that some varieties are resistant but researchers and not really sure.  Also, it looks like it is spread by thrips, so controlling the insects will help.  Researchers are looking at identifying resistant varieties and trying to get resistance into other varieties.  Seems there is no end to the need for talented researchers. The article  Soybean vein necrosis out of Arkansas is fairly easy to understand.  Information on Illinois research is found here.  SIU Scientists looking to counter a newly identified soybean virus

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