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Iowa State University

Soybean

Plant Pathology

2012

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Fusarium Species Infecting Soybean Roots: Frequency, Aggressiveness, Yield Impact And Interaction With The Soybean Cyst Nematode, Maria Mercedes Diaz Arias Jan 2012

Fusarium Species Infecting Soybean Roots: Frequency, Aggressiveness, Yield Impact And Interaction With The Soybean Cyst Nematode, Maria Mercedes Diaz Arias

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Fusarium root rot is a widespread and common disease in soybean. Several Fusarium species have been reported to infect soybean roots but their occurrence, aggressiveness and impact on yield have not been quantified. To gain a better understanding of the importance of root-infecting Fusarium species in soybean productivity in Iowa, a three year root survey, and greenhouse and field experiments were conducted in order to accomplish the following objectives, 1) characterize the frequency of Fusarium species associated with soybean roots from Iowa soybean fields, 2) determine aggressiveness of predominant Fusarium species towards soybean, 3) estimate the impact of Fusarium species ...