Biocontrol of Sclerotinia stem rot in soybeans with Sporidesmium sclerotivorum

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1999
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Martinson, Charlie
Yang, Xiao-Bing
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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
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Sclerotinia stem rot of soybeans (also known as white mold) is caused by a soil-borne fungus and has become a serious problem in northern Iowa. Another fungus, Sporidesmium sclerotivorum, acts as a parasite of the sclerotia and this research tested whether this mycoparasite could act as an effective deterrent to the soybean stem rot pathogen.

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