Soybean White Mold
(Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Soybean)
By Dr. Paul Esker
Assistant Professor and Field Crops Extension Plant Pathologist
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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This presentation will help growers, consultants, and other practitioners in the North-Central U.S. improve their understanding of the risk factors associated with Sclerotina stem rot of soybean, a disease that can dramatically reduce yield in favorable years. Specifically, this talk will focus on the biology of the pathogen (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum), symptoms and signs, and risk factors associated with occurrence and disease development. Finally, management of Sclerotinia stem rot will be discussed with particular emphasis on resistance, and chemical and biological control.
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