Submitted to: North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/24/2016
Publication Date: 7/29/2016
Citation: Chen, W., Porter, L., McPhee, K. 2016. Pea disease diagnostic series - White mold. North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Bulletin. p. 1790-1811.
Technical Abstract: White mold is a serious disease of pea worldwide, and it is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Water soaked lesions and white mycelial growth may occur on leaves, stems and pods, and are characteristics of the disease. The pathogen may form black fruiting bodies called sclerotia on infected tissues. The pathogen can be soilborne and seedborne and is favored by cool and moist conditions and lush vegetative growth. Management practices for the disease include planting clean seeds, application of fungicides, and rotation with cereal crops.