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Master of Science (MS)
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.
Walker, Chanse, "Integrated pest management strategies for the control of white mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in cultivated soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]" (2020). Creative Components. 621.