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Soybean Rust Manual Available at FSR

September 15, 2005

LONDON, Ohio -- Soybean rust may be confined to the southern United States, but that doesn't mean Ohio and other Midwest soybean growers should forget about the disease and how to manage it. A soybean rust manual, "Using Foliar Fungicides to Manage Soybean Rust," is a valuable tool designed to help walk growers through disease identification and proper fungicide applications.

Soybean rust management will be a major focus of Farm Science Review, being held Sept. 20-22 at Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. The soybean rust manual will be available for purchase at the Review for $1 per copy.

The 60-page color booklet is a multi-state, multi-organizational effort that covers such topics as a soybean rust overview, making fungicide decisions, fungicide basics, application basics, aerial application tips, bee toxicity and an overview of similar diseases. The publication contains articles, illustrations, photographs, maps, tables and charts, contributed by the nation's leading land-grant universities' plant pathologists, as well as experts from Canada.

In addition to availability at Farm Science Review, the resource manual is also available through state Extension offices. For bulk orders in Ohio, contact Janis Cripe at Ohio State's Section of Communications and Technology at (614) 292-1607 or For orders of 5,000 or more, the price of the manual is 75 cents per copy. Price of the publication will vary from state to state. The publication is also available online at, where chapters can be downloaded in a PDF format.

Contributing authors of the publication are from the following universities and organizations: University of Illinois, University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, Iowa State University, University of Missouri, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Nebraska, North Dakota State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Kentucky, South Dakota State University, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Louisiana State University, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Cornell University, University of Delaware, Kansas State University, University of Maryland and University of Tennessee.

Support for the development of the publication was supplied through USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Smith-Lever Special Needs funds and soybean check-off dollars through the North Central Soybean Research Program.

Farm Science Review is sponsored by Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Tickets are $8 at the gate or $5 in advance when purchased from OSU Extension county offices or agribusinesses. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 20-21 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22.

Candace Pollock
Anne Dorrance