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28 February 2007: As previously noted in this space, forecasts will not be available for the 2007 Asian Soybean Rust epidemic. We suggest our users refer to the USDA Soybean Rust website for information concerning the 2007 epidemic.
Dr. Charles Main, Professor Emeritus
Thomas Keever, Lead Forecaster / Meteorologist
Soybean Rust Management in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Epidemic History - 2006
* This site is still under construction. To see examples of other working sites from the North American Plant Disease Forecast Center, go to the Tobacco Blue Mold or Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecast Sites.
*** NOTE: These forecasts/outlooks apply ONLY to disease development from AIRBORNE TRANSPORT of spores. We do not have the capability to track soybean rust development by other means, such as transporting infected materials, nor will we attempt to do so. Please consult the County Extension Service personnel in your area if you have questions about these matters.***
The forecast(s) presented in this report only represent estimates of pathways that spores are likely to travel from confirmed sources. The forecasts were prepared for purposes of supporting the research and extension functions of North Carolina State University. The forecasts contained herein were not prepared or issued in support of business, industrial, or investment decisions whether they are profit-making or otherwise. The authors; the Department of Plant Pathology; Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences; North Carolina State University; The University of North Carolina, their Governors, Trustees, officers, administrators, employees, and agents do not assume any responsibility for any interpretations of the data, nor do they warrant the fitness of the forecasts for any use.
This forecasting service is provided by the North Carolina State University departments of:
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
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