Producers have seen many issues in their crops with the wet year delaying planting, growing, and harvest. Sometimes the problem in crops are deeper than they appear.
If you have grown pulses for many years and observed root rot, Montana State University Extension Plant Pathology lab can test your soil for one pathogen, Aphanomyces. This pathogen is a high risk to the pulse industry and knowing if it is present can assist you with planning your crop rotations.
Producer can send samples to the Schutter Diagnostic Lab by following these directions. Pulse producers can also contact Mary Burrows, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology with MSU, at 406-599-9966 with any questions regarding testing.
This is a free service and part of a MDA-Specialty Crop Block Grant.
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