White mold was prevalent across soybeans grown in the Northern Plains this year. Syngenta Agronomy Services Representative Nathan Popiel says rotation may be one tool to help farmers in 2020. “Sometimes rotation doesn’t do a good job if there’s a drier year where sclerotia bodies don’t germinate,” says Popiel. “It’s still a helpful tool in the whole thing, rotating away from susceptible crops.” Soybean varieties typically tolerant to white mold got hit hard this year. Gearing up for next year, Popiel reminds farmers to document fields with white mold. “Write it down in a document to remember. Also, make sure those fields are planted to something other than soybeans, dry beans, sunflowers, canola or others susceptible to white mold. Farmers may have to manage through potential late planting to get a grass crop in for the sake of white mold.” Listen to the interview.