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April 8, 2019

K-State soil research featured in Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation report

Submitted by Dene Dryden

Four K-State faculty and their research on soilborne diseases were recently recognized in Volume 4, March 2019, edition of Retaking the Field, a collaborative report compiled by the Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation.

Gretchen Sassenrath, Chris Little, Xiaomao Lin and Kraig Roozeboom have researched charcoal rot, a fungal disease that blights soybeans. Through their research, the team found that less pathogen colony forming units of charcoal rot were present in soybean plants and the soil when a mustard cover crop was used along with no-till planting methods.

Read more about the research in the Retaking the Field report.