Scouting for soybean seedling diseases in 2000
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The relatively dry spring has provided good conditions for controlling postemergence damping-off. Seedling disease problems this season are lighter than usual after soybean emergence. However, the rain in past 2 weeks in some regions of Iowa has been followed with a few reports of seedling diseases. The ISU Plant Disease Clinic also has received samples of infected soybean seedlings. This article discusses some seedling diseases of soybeans that growers may see this season.