Scouting for Soybean Seedling Diseases

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

This article is from Integrated Crop Management News.


Seedling diseases are one reason to use seed treatment. Each planting season, different weather patterns result in different seedling disease problems. This planting season has been smooth in general and seedlings have emerged in many soybean fields. So far, disease risk is lighter than last year. We did, however, observe some light occurrence of seedling disease from production fields around the central Iowa. Damping-off was also found in our research plots. It is now time to check your soybean fields to determine if there are any seedling disease problems.