Sclerotinia

Putting numbers on anticipated losses and inoculum production by soybean white mold epidemics

Research efforts on soybean white mold increased in the last decade in Brazil, especially focusing on disease control methods. However, quantitative summaries of soybean yield and fungal sclerotia (a fungal sexual structure) due to the disease were not available. We used meta-analysis to obtain estimates of yield loss and sclerotia production with data from four-year field trials.