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Brazil Soybean Disease Cases Drop to Record Low on Dry Weather

Soybean Asian rust cases in Brazil, the world’s second-largest producer after the U.S., declined to the lowest on record as dry weather inhibits the spread of the fungal disease.

Soybean farmers reported 16 cases of the disease last year, down from 65 a year earlier, said Rafael Moreira Soares, an agronomist at the government’s agricultural research agency, known as Embrapa. It’s the lowest incidence since records began in 2004, according to information on Embrapa’s website.