Source: Ohio State University
Saturated soils and ponding conditions in Ohio have made it ideal for the development of diseases in soybean fields. Producers are encouraged to scout fields soon for water-borne diseases such as Pythium seed rot, Phytophthora root and stem rot, Fusarium root rot and Rhizoctonia stem rot.
Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist, said, "Right now, because of the cooler soils, the crop is most susceptible to Pythium seed rot and damping-off. We've been pulling some Pythium from our plots already."