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ARS Agricultural Engineer to report on Asian Soybean Rust research results at national symposium
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On Dec. 12-14, Agricultural Engineer Richard Derksen, ARS Application Technology Research Unit, Wooster, OH, will attend the 2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium in Louisville, KY.  Dr. Derksen will present his invited presentation, "Fungicide Application Technology" highlighting collaborative work between ARS and The Ohio State University to determine the effect several different application strategies had on the fate of pesticide sprays in a soybean canopy susceptible to Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) infection.  Highlights of this presentation include a report of fungicide residue analysis on stem and leave material sampled from treated plants in a drilled planted system.