Source: Mississippi State University Office of Agricultural Communications

Mississippi soybean growers wrapped up another year's battle with soybean rust without yield losses to the disease, even though it was found in 79 of the state's 82 counties. Tom Allen, an Extension plant pathologist at Mississippi State University's Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, has been part of the team monitoring the disease since 2007.

"We can safely say we escaped almost completely unscathed with regards to soybean rust for the soybean season," Allen said. "The crop is 95 percent to 98 percent harvested, and I don't think we lost a single bushel to soybean rust this year. That's four years in a row the state has had zero bushels lost due to soybean rust."

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