The United Soybean Board has released the results of a producer survey about soybean rust. It shows that the efforts to inform producers about the disease and what to do about it have paid off.
Survey Shows Soybean Farmers in Step with Awareness and Preparation for Soybean Rust
ST. LOUIS (April 14, 2005) – When Asian soybean rust appears, most U.S. soybean farmers will be ready. Results from a recent soybean checkoff-funded producer attitude survey reveal that farmers are clearly concerned about the effects the disease may have on their crop. But most farmers also have the knowledge to effectively manage the disease.
The biannual, nationwide survey of 1,000 soybean farmers was recently conducted on behalf of the United Soybean Board (USB). It shows that 77 percent of farmers are aware of what can be done to manage rust. The disease was discovered in the southern United States last fall.
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