The goal is to have a healthy crop in quick growth and development in order to maximize yield.
Apart from the use of pesticides, there are several factors that can help reducing the pressure of pathogens. An integrated management in order to reduce diseases in Soybean include:
- Crop rotation. The seeds introduce the pathogen, but the residues maintain it in the field. It normally takes between 24 and 30 months for the residues to completely disintegrate.
- Plant density. To dense plant cover can give an increase in fungal attacks.
- Use resistant varieties when possible.
- Proper plant nutrition to avoid deficits.
Adequate nutrient supply promotes the normal plant growth, and also becomes important to plant protection processes.