Mississippi State researchers mull seed quality issues in podcast

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Soybean seed quality issues appear widespread this season — photo by Vicky Boyd

Although soybean seed quality issues seen during 2018 aren’t as bad as 2009, they are more widespread and extend beyond the Mid-South and Mississippi River Delta.

Dr. Bobby Golden, Mississippi State University Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, and Dr. Jason Bond, weed scientist with the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center, address the issue in their latest Mississippi Crop Situation podcast.

Joining them for the 28-minute show is Dr. Tom Allen, MSU Extension and research plant pathologist, who tweets under the Twitter handle, @baldpathologist.

“I think the damage reports, as I understand it, are probably more widespread than 2009, but I don’t think the damage is as catastrophic as it appeared to be that year,” Allen said during the podcast.

The three discuss the specific pathogens involved as well as the role of fungicides, plant growth stages, varietal and maturity differences, environmental effects and grading.

Listen to the “Bald Pathologist Takes on Seed Quality” podcast.




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