Yield Loss Prediction Tool for Field-Specific Risk Management of Asian Soybean Rust

Project Updates - Kentucky June 2007

USA, Lexington Kentucky - July 13th, 2007 (Joe Omielan) - Project Update

We had a very hot and dry spring and had to start irrigating early in the season.

photo showing water plumes from irrigation sprinklers in soybean fields

Fortunately, it didn’t take long for the crew to become proficient in moving irrigation pipe. From left to right: Mee (Jakkapong Sukphan), Jonathan Riley, and Elena Prior.

photo of research team field crew assembled together while taking a break from irrigation system installation

This year we borrowed equipment from the soybean variety testing group to spray Gramoxone onto our alleyways.

photo of Elena Prior in protective gear applying an herbicide from the back of an ATV (all terrain vehicle)

It was very effective after only a couple of days.

photo showing effective plant kill from herbicide application used for alleys between test plots

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