Soybean Rust Confirmed in Alabama

June 1, 2012 03:36 AM

According to USDA's Asian soybean rust (ASR) website, ASR has recently been confirmed in Mobile County, Alabama. The disease had most recently been detected on kudzu in the Florida panhandle in Leon County on April 17th. Soybean rust has now been found in three counties in Alabama; two counties in Florida; and one county each in Louisiana and Texas.


Last year, ASR was reported in 22 counties in four states in the continental U.S. It was found in Georgia (four counties), Florida (16 counties), Texas (one county), and in Louisiana (one county), and in parts of Mexico and Puerto Rico earlier in the year with reports from San Luis Potosi, Veracrus-Llave and Tamaulipas, Mexico.


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