Charcoal rot—a disease new to Iowa farmers

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

This article is from Integrated Crop Management News, IC-490(21) (September 15: 2003): 149–150.


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.