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Risk management of downy mildew in soybean

Rittler, Leopold; Dima, Dragos; Petrović, Kristina; Hackl, Gerald

Downy mildew is caused by the plant pathogen Peronospora manshurica. Downy mildew is a common fungal disease of soybean, found worldwide. It is soil and seed-borne and infection may result in yield losses of 5 to up to 10% in severe cases. So far, in Central Europe the damage caused is observed to be low. This practice note provides information on the pathogen`s biology and control of the disease presenting a foundation for effective management.

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