SOY SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME INCREASES – for Aug. 30, 2010

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REUTERS -Iowa is seeing the worst outbreak in 16 years of soybean sudden death syndrome (sDs) but analysts say it is too early to determine the extent of losses. “severely infested soybean fields can be found in every region in Iowa,” said Iowa state University pathologist xb Yang, adding there is nothing that can be done now to eliminate the disease caused by excessively wet weather. Yield losses are generally 10 bushels an acre but Yang said he had seen losses as high as 30 bushels an acre in severely infected fields.

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