Soybean Rust confirmed in U.S. for the first time this year
Jun. 21, 2010
Soybean rust was confirmed June-10, in the US for the first time this season on soybean in Hidalgo county, Texas.
Rust has also been confirmed on soybean in the neighboring Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Specifically, in the municipalities of Rio Bravo, Valle Hermoso, Matamoros, and the more southern municipalities of Ocampo, Gomez Farias, and Aldama, of Tamaulipas state, Mexico earlier in the year.
In 2010, soybean rust was reported on kudzu in one county in Alabama, two counties in Georgia, four counties in Louisiana, and one county in Florida in the US Soybean rust has also been reported in Mexico on soybean in the state of Tamaulipas in Gonzalez and Mante municipalities. In Mexico soybean rust has also been reported on jicama in the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz-Llave, Campeche, San Luis Potosi and Chiapas. In 2010, soybean rust has been found in eight US counties and five states in Mexico.
In 2009, soybean rust was found in 16 states and over 576 counties in the United States, and in three states and nine municipalities in Mexico.
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