Farmers Co-Op Association

1204 Saint Olaf Ave N
PO Box 149
Canby, MN 56220
507-223-7241
301 East 1st Street
PO Box 128
Minneota, MN 56264
507-872-6182

Battling White Mold

By Brian Rangaard, Sales Agronomist

As we’re heading into spring with high expectations for a successful crop season, one factor favoring white mold is already in place. White mold grows best under dense soybean canopies when both temperatures and moisture levels are high—a serious problem in area soybean fields in 2017 and last year.

What can you do to improve your odds against white mold? Seed selection is an important first step. The CROPLAN® seed guide has a chart that provides information on white mold tolerance for all of their varieties. Follow that up with a good seed treatment.

An additional step is to utilize the aerial imagery provided by the R7 tool by Winfield in combination with your past yield history to create a variable-rate planting map. By reducing planting populations in high-yield areas prone to white mold issues, you’ll still produce higher yields in those areas.

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