Making good management decisions can help farmers control white mold in soybeans. Peterson Farms Seed Lead Agronomist Rick Swenson says selecting the right seed variety is a good first step, along with adjusting population. “In a lot of ways, we were 165,000 for population or even more in the past. Many farmers have gone down to 140,000 population or less. If you have high fertility and there’s problems year-over-year, pay special attention to those areas. Also, pay attention to the plant structure.” Applying a fungicide early, after the R1 growth stage, and then, planning for a second fungicide application in August can also help. Ultimately, Mother Nature is the determining factor of whether or not white mold pops up in soybeans. White mold was common in 2019, but not in 2020. Click here for more ideas and hear the story.