Database Research Summaries
2018 Effect of Soil Salinity on Fusarium and Rhizoctonia Root Rots of Soybean

calendar_today Year of Research: 2018
update Posted On: 12/05/2019
group Berlin Nelson (Principal Investigator, North Dakota State University)
bookmark North Dakota Soybean Council

Research Focus

The focus of this project is to provide information to growers on the potential effects of soil salinity on root rot.


  • Determine if severity of Fuarium and Rhizoctonia roots rots is increased under low to moderate levels of soil salinity.


  1. There are no results on the effect of salinity on Fusarium root rot to date.
  2. This research was designed to be a two-year project. This is the first year of the project and most of the research will be focused on F. solani and F. tricinctum, but preliminary studies will also be conducted with Rhizoctoinia to refine our methods of testing with this pathogen. Most experiments evaluating the effect of salinity on Rhizoctonia will be conducted in the second year of the study.


Growers need to know if salinity can increase root rot problems, especially at low to moderate salinity levels where plants will still grow.


For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.

Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.