Virginias soybean growers are worried that a devastating problem -- Asian Soybean Rust -- will strike Virginias crop, valued at $81 million in 2003. Agricultural leaders, including those in Virginia Techs College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, have been working with Virginia growers to ensure they are well prepared to deal with the disease if it occurs.
The disease, which extensively reduced soybean yields in Brazil, was identified in Louisiana last fall and has been confirmed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
A Soybean Rust Task Force was formed in Virginia several years ago when the danger from Asian Soybean Rust became imminent. The task forces first step to protect Virginia soybeans was to put together a comprehensive plan to minimize losses from Soybean Rust to Virginias soybean producers.
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