Home / Crops / Pesticides / Fungicides / 2014 White Mold Pressure Pattern Similar to 2009

2014 White Mold Pressure Pattern Similar to 2009

08/05/2014 @ 3:44pm

The last year we had a significant amount of white mold pressure was 2009. As you may (or may not) recall, 2009 was below average as far as temperatures were concerned. Highs were generally in the 70s and low 80s and lows were in the 50s and 60s during July.  When we look at July 2014 so far, we are following a similar pattern.

The white mold fungus enters the plant through flowers and our soybeans have been flowering throughout July. The white mold fungus can survive in your fields for over 15 years so crop rotations have little effect on disease incidence. If your fields have a history of white mold you may want to talk with your seed advisor or local retailer to see if fungicides may be useful. There are only a few fungicides labelled for control and timing is important. See the link in the article below for fungicide efficacy ratings.

For more Agronomic News from Mark Apelt, M.S., Beck’s Certified Crop Advisor, please visit his Agronomy Page on BecksHybrids.com

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM BECKS HYBRIDS more +

What You Need To Know About Frost and Freeze… By: 04/24/2015 @ 3:53pm Frost and Freeze Impact on Corn Growth Stages. Beck's Central IL PFR Director, Jason Webster…

Area of Concerns For Applying Ammonia (NH3) By: 04/20/2015 @ 2:55pm Last fall was not very conducive for applying ammonia (NH3), which brings us to our current…

Putting Weather Monitoring to Work By: 04/19/2015 @ 11:00pm All of my life I have been enamored with the power of Mother Nature. Rain, wind, drought, hail…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Planter tips: Disc openers
Agriculture.com

FREE MEMBERSHIP!

CLOSE [X]