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Meet the Speakers
Dr. BoydPadgett Extension/Research Plant Pathologist LSU Ag Center 318-473-6520 bpadgett@agcenter.lsu.edu
Dr. RogersLeonard Owner-Operator and Professor emeritus (LSU) Integrated Crop Consulting, LLC / (Retired) LSU AgCenter 318-334-0147 brogersleonard@gmail.com
Session Number: S1-2
About this Session

Managing Soybean Diseases And The Potential Impact Reduced Tillage Systems Have On Their Development

Presented by: Dr. Boyd Padgett, Extension/Research Plant Pathologist, LSU AgCenter

The foundation of a disease management program begins with identifying your enemy. Disease identification is key to management. After the disease(s) has/have been identified only then can management strategies be implemented. In Louisiana, soybean is plagued by numerous diseases that can negatively impact yield and quality. Reduced tillage systems can increase the risk to some of these diseases. This presentation will address identification, development, and management of the major diseases affecting soybean in the Mid-South.


An Ag Consultant’s Perspective; Adapting University And Industry IPM Recommendations For On-Farm Use!

Presented by: Dr. Rogers Leonard, Owner-Operator and Professor emeritus (LSU), Integrated Crop Consulting, LLC / (Retired) LSU AgCenter

Chemical control strategies are critical for Mid-South crop protection. The values of specific treatments should not be underestimated as environmentally acceptable components of an integrated pest management (IPM) system. Agricultural consultants and producers use all available information and carefully decide on the appropriate course of action. Action thresholds and pesticide use recommendations for crop pests promoted by Land-Grant University (LGU) extension specialists and Ag Chem industry representatives should be considered guidelines and only part of the decision-making process in a successful IPM program. Numerous operational, environmental, and biological factors interact during the production season and can greatly influence crop pests and the strategies used for effective management. With these factors in mind, this presentation will try to reconcile industry suggestions and LGU best management practices (BMP’s) for on-farm recommendations of pesticide use strategies.