White mold persists in soybean fields over time by survival structures called sclerotia (Figure 2). These dark, irregularly shaped bodies about ¼ to ½ inch long are formed within the white, cottony growth both inside and outside the stem.
Figure 3. White mold disease cycle. Illustration by Marilyn Hovis.
1Jeff Wessel, Former Pioneer Agronomy Trials Manager
2Steve Butzen, Pioneer Agronomy Information Consultant
3Mark Jeschke, Ph.D., Pioneer Agronomy Information Manager
The foregoing is provided for informational use only. Please contact your Pioneer sales professional for information and suggestions specific to your operation. Product performance is variable and depends on many factors such as moisture and heat stress, soil type, management practices and environmental stress as well as disease and pest pressures. Individual results may vary.