Dealer & Applicator, Greenbook and Bayer CropScience are presenting the final installment in their successful series of comprehensive, interactive, online seminars  - designed to help ag retailers and custom applicators better manage the soybean rust threat. 

The webinar topic, Asian Soybean Rust Identification, Detection and Management will feature Dr. Alan Blaine as the keynote speaker.  Dr. Blaine is an agronomy specialist, soybean production from Mississippi State University.  In addition, Billy Moore, plant pathologist emeritus, Mississippi State University Extension, will also provide his insights.  The following topics will be discussed:

  • How to detect Asian soybean rust, and how to ensure proper identification so not to confuse it with similar-looking diseases;
  • What predictive modeling systems are telling us;
  • The latest in management techniques and options.

The online seminar will be held from 2 – 3:30 pm CDT on Wednesday, April 20, 2005.  Greg Vincent, associate publisher and editor, will moderate the seminar.  The seminar is also accredited for CCA units – as were all previous webinars.  Just include your CCA certification number in the pre-registration form.

There is no charge to participate – but pre-registration is required.  Simply log onto or and click on the webinar registration link.

Each registered participant will receive a free Asian soybean rust detection kit complements of Bayer CropScience. It will be mailed to them after the event.

The past seminars are available in their entirety online at:; and all seminars will be available after their live presentation for a 90-day period.

“The webinars that have been held so far have been very positively received by participants for both content and ease-of-use.  The ag retailers find the information very useful for their businesses, and they like being able to participate from their own offices. The activity on our Web site after the presentations shows that the information is being continually reviewed and revisited,” said Greg Vincent, associate publisher and editor of Dealer & Applicator and moderator of the webinars.