This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Recordings of two live seminars co-hosted by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and USDA's Office of Pest Management Policy are now featured in PMN's Education Center. These presentations cover cowpea mild mottle virus, which affects legumes, and zebra chip, a significant pest of potato. Both presentations are fully accessible 24/7.
PMN Launches Two Grant-funded Soybean Webcasts
Fungicide Resistance in the Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain Pathogen of Soybean: Fungicide resistance in soybean production has been a growing concern, especially after the discovery of fungicide resistant strains of frogeye leaf spot, Cercospora leaf blight and purple seed stain. This presentation will help viewers identify Cercospora leaf blight, increase awareness of fungicide resistance issues, disease management, and fungicide resistance mitigation options.
A Role for Oomycete Biology in the Development of Disease Resistant Soybean: This presentation, accessible to scientists and practitioners alike, covers the role of oomycete biology in the development of disease resistant soybean. Phytophthora sojae, a potentially devastating oomycete pathogen and causal agent of soybean root and stem rot, is highlighted. Three USDA-NIFA funded projects using oomycete biology to improve resistance against soybean root and stem rot are also featured.
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