Sclerotinia stem rot of soybeans (also known as white mold) is caused by a soil-borne fungus and has become a serious problem in northern Iowa. Another fungus, Sporidesmium sclerotivorum, acts as a parasite of the sclerotia and this research tested whether this mycoparasite could act as an effective deterrent to the soybean stem rot pathogen.
X. B. Yang
Year of Grant Completion
Martinson, Charlie A. and Yang, Xiao-Bing, "Biocontrol of Sclerotinia stem rot in soybeans with Sporidesmium sclerotivorum" (1999). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 133.