Innovation: SDSU Plant Pathologist Febina Mathew

Jun 10, 2016

SDSU Plant Pathologist Febina Mathew
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SDSU Plant Pathologist Febina Mathew discusses how South Dakota farmers are dealing with two emerging fungal diseases— sudden death syndrome in soybean and Phomopsis stem canker in sunflowers.

Fungicides are largely ineffective, so farmers must rely on changes in management practices and selection of resistance varieties to reduce their losses.