Local

ISU Pathologist Says SDS Threat With Saturated Soils

Photo: Getty Images

ISU Pathologist Says SDS Threat With Saturated Soils

The cool and rainy spring has put many soybean growers on the alert for Sudden Death Syndrome. The destructive soybean fungus thrives in cold and wet soil.

Iowa State University Plant Pathologist Dr. Leonor Leandro says some S-D-S has shown up but how severe it gets depends on the weather through the growing season.

Leandro says there are some soybean varieties that have some resistance to S-D-S. She says those who have to replant should consider planting those varieties.

S-D-S invades the roots of the soybean plant and when the soil is wet, releases toxins that produce yellowing and wilting leaves. Plants can experience anything from smaller or reduced seeds to total pod loss.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

Nebraska Groundwater Levels on the Rise

WaterDrop

A new report shows groundwater levels are up in Nebraska, on average, six inches.

10 hours ago in Local

SD Senator Mike Rounds Questions Fed Fiscal Policy

SD Senator Mike Rounds

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds was among a group of Senators that met with Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen this week. She oversees the board that sets fiscal policy for the country.

11 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

11 hours ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

valentines

With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

12 hours ago in Local

SD Senator John Thune; Messages in Presidential Races

John Thune School

Even though he has not officially endorsed a Presidential candidate, South Dakota Senator John Thune is paying close attention to both races.