Assessing the risk of soybean white mold in 2006
Soybean white mold was prevalent during the 2004 season in eastern Iowa. Many of the infested fields were replanted with soybean this year. Some farmers, especially those in eastern Iowa, have questioned the risk of soybean white mold this year. White mold management measures are preventative and include the application of chemicals. This means that correctly assessing the risk of this disease helps guide our decisions on chemical controls. This article discusses the risk factors to help you assess the risk for this season.