Impact and control of Sclerotinia stem rot on production
Sustainable Production
Crop protectionDiseaseField management
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Blaine Schatz, North Dakota State University, Carrington Research Extension Center
Co-Principal Investigators:
Samuel Markell, North Dakota State University
Yvonne Lawley, University of Manitoba
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Brief Project Summary:

Sclerotinia (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) is a disease of concern for soybean growers across North Dakota. The disease pathogen has a number of hosts and causes yield and quality losses in the state. Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) is a common problem in North Dakota, but its incidence and severity seems to be increasing in recent years.

The research goals of this project are to:
~ Determine the relationship between SSR incidence and/or severity and the impact the disease has on soybean yield.
~ Determine which fungicides effectively control SSR in soybean.

The experiments will be conducted on inoculated and irrigated plots. A minimum of ten fungicide treatments will be tested...

Unique Keywords:
#soybean diseases
Information And Results
Final Project Results

Each year we make crosses to incorporate aphid resistance, SCN resistance, phytophthora root rot resistance, high-yield and IDC-tolerance into segregating populations. Also, crossing continues to incorporate aphid resistance, SCN resistance, phytophthora root rot resistance, and herbicide tolerance into both natto and tofu segregating populations to develop improved experimental lines for the specialty food-grade market. About 10% of the effort was devoted to developing improved natto and tofu specialty-types.

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.