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Learn to Identify Soybean Rust at Extension Field Day

June 2, 2005

AMANDA, Ohio — Soybean rust looks so similar to Septoria brown spot (another soybean disease) in its early stages that it's not hard for growers to confuse the two. But an Ohio State University Extension field day will be held to help growers make the distinction.

The South Central Ohio Soybean Rust and Field Crops Pest Management Field Meeting will be held June 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ruff's Seed Farm in Amanda, Ohio. The event is being sponsored by Ohio State Extension offices in Fairfield, Licking, Pickaway, Perry and Ross counties. The event is free.

The field day will consist of concurrent wagon tours centering on the following topics: what to look for in the field regarding soybean rust and assessing yield loss damage; identifying economic thresholds and product considerations for soybean aphid; sprayer nozzle demonstrations at various pressures for canopy penetration; and mid-season corn disease issues. The sessions will be presented by various Ohio State Extension and research specialists.

Supper will be held after the wagon tours, followed by a session on choosing the right fungicides for soybean rust management.

The event and meal have been funded by the following sponsors: Bayer Crop Science, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta and Valent.

For more information on the field day, log on to, e-mail Howard Siegrist at, or contact any of the sponsoring Extension county offices.

Candace Pollock
Stan Smith