Right on Henry.. Soybean rust overwinters in the southern climates and is drifted into northern climes during the growing season. Active colonies of this fungus have been noted year-round on kudzu in Florida. Certain companies (which I will not name) that have an extensive catalog of fungicides are putting the fear into soybean growers about rust and its not always warranted. Not to minimize the potential problem, but it is a clever marketing tactic.Originally posted by henry
Makes sense to me. When you refer to them as" spore born" I wonder if the problem is a bigger concern in the warmer southern climates where the spores have a longer season. I think I read that the soybean sudden death problem was spore born, and not near the threat here as it is in warmer climates.