White mold can be devastating for soybeans and dry edible beans. Headsup Plant Protection Vice President Colin Dutcheshen promotes a biological seed treatment to deal with white mold. “I often get questioned how can a seed treatment help me with white mold that shows up later in July or early August in my beans. It activates and stimulates the plant’s natural defense pathways and when white mold sets it, the plant is better able to utilize the genetics to fight the disease off.” Crop rotation has little impact on the management of white mold because the sclerotia can survive for many years in the soil.
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