Charcoal rot—a dry weather issue

Xiao-Bing Yang, Iowa State University
Shrishail Sharanappa Navi, Iowa State University

This article is from Integrated Crop Management News, IC-490(22) (October 6, 2003): 166–167.


In the last issue of the ICM Newsletter, we reported that charcoal rot, a drought-related soybean disease, was prevalent in Iowa late this summer, causing premature death of soybeans. We briefly discussed identification and scouting methods. In this article, we address management issues and provide more information on identifying this disease in fall.