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July 29, 2013MO |  By: Campbell

Soybean Disease

A new disease found in soybeans is affecting Northwest Missouri.

Soybean vein necrosis is a new virus resistant to fungicide treatment. University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist, Wayne Flanary, says since the virus is new, pathologists are continuing to learn more about it.

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Flanary adds they are keeping an eye on how the virus will affect soybean yield.

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Symptoms of soybean vein necrosis begin with a light green or yellow patch near the leaf veins, which enlarge and become brown. The leaf veins can then become clear, yellow, or dark brown. For more information, contact your local University of Missouri Extension Office.