Contact: Jennifer Shike
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Caption: Soybean rust was first discovered in the United States in 2004. It has been known to cause up to 80 percent yield loss in some parts of the world. New research identifies resistant sources from the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection.
Credit: David Walker, USDA-ARS and University of Illinois
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