Submitted to: National No Till Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/10/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Sudden death syndrome (SDS) of soybean, caused by the soilborne fungus Furarium solan f. sp. glycines, has been observed more in the 1990s than in previous decades. The disease has become a concern to soybean growers and commercial seed companies throughout much of the midwest. Field patterns of SDS vary from strips, distinct patches, to large extensive patches that coalesce. In 1998, a state-wide survey in Illinois showed that SDS occurre throughout most of the state. It is not known if changes in weather conditions, tillage patterns, varieties, or a combination of these and/or other factors have contributed to the increase in SDS. The best recommendation at this time is to plant less susceptible varieties.