Rhizoctonia Damping-off and Root Rot

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Rhizoctonia damping-off and root rot is caused by the soilborne fungus Rhizoctonia solani, which is present in all Ohio soils. Rhizoctonia damping-off and root rot of soybeans can cause early season stand losses as well as premature yellowing in soybeans. Infections for the root rot phase can occur at any time during the growing season but generally causes less damage than the seedling damping-off phase. Dig deeper into the causes and management strategies of this disease by clicking the links above.

Symptoms of R. solani infection (left) next to a healthy plant in a field study.