Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Summer 2020

Department

Agronomy

First Major Professor

Arti Singh

Second Major Professor

Thomas Lubberstedt

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Plant Breeding

Abstract

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, a fungal pathogen in crops worldwide that causes white mold, can be devastating on yields if not controlled. Due to the complex nature of this disease, a well-defined integrated pest management, IPM, approach should be used to help minimize its impact on crops, more specifically, soybean. The most useful of these methods would include implementing wider row spacings, proper tillage practices meant to bury sclerotia, crop rotations to break pathogen cycle, planting partial resistant cultivars, chemical applications, and biological control methods.

Copyright Owner

Walker, Chanse

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