Now you can get a free pocket-sized soybean rust ID card in either English or Spanish.

"Identifying Soybean Rust," funded through Ohio Soybean Council soybean check-off dollars and federal grants, is the result of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and 22 land-grant universities, including Ohio State University Extension.

The photo-laden, color ID card outlines soybean rust symptoms and differences to similar-looking foliar diseases, such as bacterial blight, bacterial pustule, downy mildew, Frogeye leaf spot and brown spot.

Both English and Spanish versions of the ID card can be obtained by contacting OhioStateUniversity research and Extension plant pathologist Anne Dorrance at (330) 202-3560, or e-mail

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