Corn+Soybean Digest

Mobile Soybean Rust Alert Available to Cell Phone Users

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) can track the spread of soybean rust from inside the cab of their tractor or truck this year with the new mobile rust alert service that is now available on, ASA's online resource for soybean rust news and information.

The new mobile rust alert service, which is free to all ASA members, places a brief call to subscribers when USDA confirms soybean rust in a nearby region. After notifying subscribers of this new rust development, the call will direct users to visit for additional information concerning soybean rust. The mobile rust alert service is an exclusive ASA member benefit that is designed to help soybean growers manage rust. is sponsored by BASF Corporation, Bayer CropScience and Syngenta Crop Protection. The mobile soybean rust alert service will begin on Friday, June 2, and conclude on Friday, Sept. 15, 2006.

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