Soybean Rust Update

Bob Mulrooney, Extension Plant Pathologist;

Soybean rust was confirmed June 10, in the US for the first time this season on soybean in Hidalgo County, Texas. Rust has also been confirmed on soybean in the neighboring Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Rust was just detected in Mobile AL on kudzu on June 23. Conditions for soybean rust are still very unfavorable in the Gulf States. If you are interested in the movement of soybean rust consult the ipm PIPE website at

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