16 July 2012
United States Soybean Rust Commentary (updated: 07/16/12)
Soybean rust (SBR) was detected in a soybean sentinel plot and three commercial fields in George County, Mississippi on July 16th. SBR was reported in two counties in Florida on July 14th, one county in Georgia on July 13th, and in two counties in Alabama on July 9th. So far in 2012, SBR has been reported in 27 counties in the USA including Alabama (6), Florida (8), Georgia (8), Louisiana (2), Mississippi (1), Texas (2), and 13 reports from Mexico. With continued hot dry weather, new reports of SBR are not expected in the central and northern states, but new reports are expected to continue in the southern states.