August Active Month for Asian Soybean Rust

August 29, 2012 04:08 AM



According to USDA's Asian soybean rust (ASR) website, August has been an active month for the spread of ASR, with reports in Macon county, Georgia on the 28th, Clay county, Mississippi, Fayette and Autauga counties in Alabama, and in Washington, Cook, and Toombs counties in Georgia on August 24th. The disease was also detected in Noxubee, Lowndes and Winston Counties, Mississippi on August 21st; and in Thomas and Tift counties in Georgia and in Dallas and Hale counties in Alabama on August 17th.


In 2012, SBR has been reported in 60 counties in the U.S. including 15 in Alabama, 1 in Arkansas, 9 in Florida, 18 in Georgia, 6 in Louisiana, 12 in Mississippi, 2 in Texas, and 13 reports from Mexico. However, USDA says given the forecast for continued hot and dry weather, new reports of SBR are not expected in the central and northern states, but new reports are expected to continue in the southern states.


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