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

Project Updates - Kentucky July 2007

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

We installed the leaf collection cages in the control plots, as we did last year.

photo showing chicken wire cages used in soybean field to mark a leaf collection area

With good growing conditions the canopy was about 4 feet tall, with lots of leaf area, by the end of the month.

photo showing healthy soybean plants with a dense canopy and a height of four feet in July

The plants reached R5 at the end of the month. Mee and Jonathan are removing the leaves from the LAI samples and soon we’ll all be defoliating the plots themselves.

photo of research team back in the lab cutting leaves from soybean plants removed from field for LAI samples

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