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Integrating Planting Dates and Fungicide Applications for Managing White Mold of Dry Beans in Western Nebraska

R. M. Harveson, J. R. Steadman, and C. A. Urrea

July 2010


White mold, caused by the soilborne fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, is one of the most destructive diseases of common beans and is greatly influenced by environmental conditions and certain agronomic practices. A 3-year study evaluated planting date and thiophanate-methyl fungicide applications based on decision aids consisting of blue plate technique, sugar beet Cercospora leaf spot disease forecasting model, and crop phenology.


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