As producers plan for the 2011 soybean growing season, many will make disease management a high priority because of the outbreaks of sudden death syndrome (SDS) in 2010. Some soybean producers will select soybean varieties for the coming season according to what happened during the last season. While picking up SDS resistant or tolerance varieties may seem to be a good decision, the risk of white mold should be considered as well, particularly in northern Iowa where white mold was wide spread in 2009. It is too early to say what disease may have outbreaks for the coming season.
Iowa State University
Yang, Xiao-Bing and Li, Xiu, "Disease Considerations for 2011 Soybean Variety Selection" (2010). Integrated Crop Management News. 357.