A new publication titled, Soybean Rust Management in the Mid-Atlantic Region, is now available on the web at www.scda.state.sc.us.

This bulletin is the result of teamwork between Clemson Extension, University of Georgia Extension, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Virginia Cooperative Extension, South Carolina Soybean Board, and South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

The goal of this collaborative effort is to provide soybean farmers with the most current, accurate, and concise information based on factual observations and research conducted here in the Southeast.

Research has shown that the fungicides and spray equipment currently available, when used properly, can minimize losses in farmers’ fields and their budgets. Proper timing and preparation are crucial in successfully managing rust.

“We hope to arm growers with that knowledge and equip them with the tools to make economically feasible, educated, and calculated decisions to protect their soybean crop,” according to Aaron Wood, executive director of the South Carolina Soybean Board.