Cereal Rye, Rape Protect Soybeans From Diseases

Results from an Illinois study find that no-tillers might be able to use cereal rye and winter rape to suppress diseases for the following soybean crop.

There is no shortage of yield-robbing diseases with soybeans, but a tool no-tillers may be using could help prevent them.

A 3-year Illinois study, in its final stages, found that cereal rye and winter rape may help suppress diseases and protect soybeans from the harm and stress of pathogens.

Suppression Testing. The objective of the study, conducted by the University of Illinois, Western Illinois and Southern Illinois universities, was to determine the effects of cover…

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Laura barrera

Laura Barrera

Laura Barrera is the former managing editor of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide magazines. Prior to joining No-Till Farmer, she served as an assistant editor for a greenhouse publication. Barrera holds a B.A. in magazine journalism from Ball State University.


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