August was the driest month on record in Iowa with most of the state being in severe drought. Because of these extreme environmental conditions a disease new to soybean producers has been prevalent in Iowa soybean fields this year. The disease is charcoal rot, a yield robber from the south.
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Yang, X. B.; Navi, Shrishail S.; and Pedersen, Palle, "Charcoal rot -- a disease new to Iowa farmers" (2003). Integrated Crop Management News. 1620.
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