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Bean pod mottle (BPMV)


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Pathogen(s) causing disease:

Bean pod mottle virus

Symptoms:

Infected soybean plants may have mottled or crinkled leaves and plants may be stunted. Symptoms may resemble injury from herbicide drift or symptoms of other soybean viruses. Infected plants may have mottled or discolored seed at harvest. Delayed maturity of stems and leaves ("green stem") may also occur in BPMV-infected plants.

Conditions:

Cool weather when the plant is actively growing. Hot weather masks symptoms.

Management:

There are no known commercial soybean varieties with resistance to bean leaf beetles or bean pod mottle virus. The short-term management options available for growers at this time are carefully-timed soybean

Sources:

ISU
ISU

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