On Friday, July 20th an event will be held near Maryville, Missouri for all growers interested in soybean disease scouting. New State Field Crops Pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette will be on hand with other University of Missouri and MU Extension experts to answer questions and lead demonstrations on soybean diseases at the 2018 Northwest Soybean Scouting School. Topics will include proper soybean disease scouting, fungicide resistance management and many more. Although many common diseases are slow to appear this year, scouting efforts have found several yield-limiting diseases in fields including Septoria brown spot, Frogeye Leaf Spot and Bacterial leaf blight. At this event you will learn the proper ways to identify and treat these diseases on your farm.
The 2018 scouting school is a free event hosted by the MU Certified Strip Trial Program and MU Extension, and is sponsored in part by the Missouri Soybean Association and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The event begins at 8:30 am and will be located in a producer’s field at 27324 Katydid Road, Maryville Missouri. This location is one mile south of 136 on the east side of Maryville. For more information, contact regional agronomists Andy Luke at (660)-425-6434 or Wayne Flanary at (660)-446-3726, or you may contact your local University of Missouri Extension center.