New information on soybean response to white mold

In collaboration with Bruce Voss, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, and Kevin Muhlenbruch, Northern Iowa Community College, plant pathologists at ISU evaluated approximately 750 soybean entries in the 1997 Iowa Crop Performance Test-Soybeans (ICPTS) for their response to white mold. The tests were conducted in northeastern Iowa. The data have been analyzed and compiled into a publication called White Mold Tolerance in Iowa Soybean Varieties that should be very helpful to growers in determining variety selection if white mold has been a problem in their fields. The publication also provides data from the last two years of white mold tolerance tests, including information on disease rating, maturity, and yield. Instructions on how to use this information are included.

Copies of the publication are available at county extension offices and from the Plant Pathology department at ISU. The Iowa Soybean Association also is going to distribute the publication to Iowa growers.

This article originally appeared on page 10 of the IC-480 (1) -- January 19, 1998 issue.

Updated 01/18/1998 - 1:00pm