Published on Friday, June 28, 2019
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White Mold (a.k.a. sclerotinia stem rot) is a disease caused by the pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, and if present, can devastate soybean yield. Farmers are often faced with making management decisions that leave them choosing between what is best for disease management and what is best for maximum yield potential.
Immediate Risk Factors for White Mold
Long-Term Risk Factors
White Mold in soybean can be somewhat episodic: in the absence of conducive environmental conditions, little to no disease is present. If the right conditions occur, the effects of the disease can be devastating. Management requires a multifaceted approach and usually means finding common ground between disease management and production practices aimed at maximizing yield potential.
Important Factors for Management
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Author: Eric Wilson
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Tags: soybeans, White Mold, Disease, SEED TREATMENT, fungicides, infection