Soybean Rust Update

— Written By and last updated by

Gary Cross
Area Agent
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Granville/Person Counties

Soybean Rust Update:

Up date from Jim Dunphy, Extension Crop Science Specialist (Soybeans)
Asiatic Soybean Rust was confirmed in a sentinel plot in Amite, Mississippi.
Earlier rust had been confirmed on soybeans in Hidalgo County, Texas, and Galdsen County Florida so far this year. The Mississippi rust is 455 miles from Murphy, The Texas Rust is more than 1000 miles from NC soybeans, and the Florida rust is approximately 315 miles from Murphy, 390 miles from Charlotte, and more than 400 mile from Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Washington, Wilmington, and Winston Salem. More updates as the season progresses!