Interested in testing a seed treatment for Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in Soybean? Dean Malvick, University of Minnesota Extension Plant Pathologist, is interested in conducting some replicated on-farm strip trial tests of a seed treatment for SDS that has shown promise in previous U of M research. He is looking for fields where SDS has been confirmed in the past. If you have a field in southwestern / south central MN with a history of SDS and are interested in potentially hosting a study, please contact Liz Stahl ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-372-3900 (ext 3912). Sites will be tentative until seed availability can be confirmed.
For more information on SDS visit http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/crop-diseases/soybean/suddendeathsyndrome.html. Malvick also has a fact sheet linked on this site available at: http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/crop-diseases/pdfs/SoybeanSDSFactSheet.pdf.