Pythium remains dormant in the soil across nearly all soybean geographies in the U.S.
Pythium strikes before growers finish planting.
Pythium species act extremely fast and begin attacking the host soybean plant within 90 minutes of planting. - Stanghellini ME and Hancock JG, 1971a.
A diverse set of Pythium species exist, with temperature and environmental conditions triggering which species attack.
A broad range of Pythium species can strike in a variety of temperature and environmental conditions. This volatility means any region could be susceptible to Pythium threats.