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Video: Rainout Shelters

Sep 20, 2016
Tom Allen, Ph.D., Mississippi State University Plan Pathologist at the Delta Research and Extension Center, discusses how rainout shelters will be used to determine the weather conditions that contribute to late-season seed rot in soybeans. These shelters will compare overhead irrigation to no overhead irrigation to increase the humidity that creates a situation where there’s an increase of seed rot in the test plots. The rainout shelters will also help determine which organisms, whether fungal or bacterial, are associated with seed rot and how to best manage those organisms effectively.