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29-11-2007 12:00 AM

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White mold, sometimes called Sclerotinia stem rot, remains an important disease of soybean in the midwest. Although other pathogens and pests are more consistent problems, management of white mold usually entails an integrated and often complicated integration of management practices. A white mold management system may fail if one weak link in chain exists. White mold causes direct yield loss, but yield potential may be lost in the absence of the disease if growers have made management adjustments that result in lower yield potential. White mold is best managed by an integrated approach of selecting soybean varieties with the highest level of resistance and adjusting cultural practices to minimize environmental factors that favor disease development. An alternative approach entails a coordinated crop management plan that matches the level of resistance in a soybean cultivar. Most crop management tactics for white mold are linked to speed and extinct of crop canopy closure. No single tactic will completely control white mold.

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Nov 29th, 12:00 AM

Soybean White Mold: What Have We Learned Since 1992?

White mold, sometimes called Sclerotinia stem rot, remains an important disease of soybean in the midwest. Although other pathogens and pests are more consistent problems, management of white mold usually entails an integrated and often complicated integration of management practices. A white mold management system may fail if one weak link in chain exists. White mold causes direct yield loss, but yield potential may be lost in the absence of the disease if growers have made management adjustments that result in lower yield potential. White mold is best managed by an integrated approach of selecting soybean varieties with the highest level of resistance and adjusting cultural practices to minimize environmental factors that favor disease development. An alternative approach entails a coordinated crop management plan that matches the level of resistance in a soybean cultivar. Most crop management tactics for white mold are linked to speed and extinct of crop canopy closure. No single tactic will completely control white mold.

 

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