Soybean rust has been found a farm field south of Macomb, only the second location in Illinois this year.
"It's kind of like finding a needle in a haystack," Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, a University of Illinois Extension specialist in crop systems in Macomb, said.
Soybean rust is a major soybean disease that was discovered in the United States in late 2004. The disease can cause premature defoliation and even extensive yield losses for farmers.
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