Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jaime Willbur, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sclero-cast: A Soybean White Mold Prediction Model
**This tool is for guidance only and should be used with other sources of information and professional advice when determining risk of white mold development. We encourage you to read the model how-to guide which can be downloaded by clicking here**
Risk of apothecial presence and subsequent white mold development risk has declined to the point that most of Wisconsin has no risk or low risk. Hot weather has continued to push the risk lower. The UW Field Crops Pathology crew has continued to scout production fields and has not found many fields with any apothecia. It is possible to find more apothecia in some irrigated fields. The window of opportunity to apply fungicides to control white mold in soybean is nearly over (Fungicides are not recommended after the R3 growth stage). Focus for our team will shift to looking for the disease next week in research plots and production fields.