Evaluation and development of a biological control product to control SDS and white mold
Sustainable Production
Crop protectionDiseaseField management
Lead Principal Investigator:
X B Yang, Iowa State University
Co-Principal Investigators:
Shrishail Navi, Iowa State University
Youfu Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky
James Kurle, University of Minnesota
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Brief Project Summary:

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) and white mold are two of the most important fungal diseases in soybean production in the U.S. Biological control products are the future for disease management in row crops and private industry has made significant progress in development of biological fungicides for row crops. The goal of this proposal is to evaluate the effectiveness of a potential biological control agent in other states of the North Central Region and develop the agent into a commercial product that will provide reliable and cost-effective control of SDS and white mold of soybean.

Unique Keywords:
#biocontrol, #sclerotinia stem rot (ssr), #soybean diseases, #soybean product testing, #sudden death syndrome (sds), #white mold management
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Final Project Results

Field trials have been conducted to test biological control products which are on the market or under development for controlling white mold and SDS. 2015 season weather conditions were favorable to the development of SDS and white mold in the north central region. Our results in 2015 were consistent with that of 2014 season. Data are promising for the control SDS when seeds were treated with biocontrol agents. We also tested entries from various companies in which seed treatment ILeVo was used as a standard (either alone or in combination). Our results show that other biological control agents were as effective as ILeVo.

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