Soybean Green Stem Disorder: Brief Survey

Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist
By Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist, Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist and Trent Irby, Extension Soybean Specialist December 29, 2014 17:47

Soybean Green Stem Disorder: Brief Survey

IMG_0024One of the projects that is being conducted by MSU Extension and research personnel is in collaboration with a larger group from the Midwestern U.S.  The project looks to determine causes and cures for soybean green stem disorder.  The definition of green stem has a different meaning depending on the geographic location within the U.S; however, generally speaking, green stem is a phenomenon whereby the soybean stem remains green and the pods have reached physiological maturity (R8).  Over the years, several inputs have been blamed for causing green stem.  However, some of the more common culprits include: intense insect feeding, and specific fungicide products in some cases specific varieties.  Additional causes are likely important, but additional investigation is necessary.  In any given year fields can be severely infected by green stem and in extreme cases the malady can dramatically slow harvest speed due to the increased moisture present in the green stems.  The project has been funded by the United Soybean Board and includes individuals from Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

One of the objectives of the project is to have a survey completed by people that deal with soybean, either as farmers or field-level personnel, to tell us their perspectives on green stem disorder.

I have attached a copy of the survey to this email as a Word file (MS SURVEY FOR GSD).  If you would, please fill out the survey and email back to: tallen@drec.msstate.edu.  Your responses will be extremely important as we move forward with this project for our soybean farmers.

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Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist
By Tom Allen, Extension Plant Pathologist, Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist and Trent Irby, Extension Soybean Specialist December 29, 2014 17:47
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