RustCaused by: Phakopsora pachyrhizi
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Gray or red-brown water-soaked spots on leaves which turn are tan to dark reddish brown in color lesions may also be present on stems, petioles and pods; volcano-shaped uredinia (spore producing structures) are present within the lesions; plants drop leaves and mature prematurely
Comments: Rust development is favored by warm temperatures and periods of high humidity
Management: Plant soybean varieties that are resistant to rust; applications of appropriate foliar spray of cuwdung and asafoetida can help to control the disease
Control: spray 2 times 5% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.