Preventing charcoal rot
Since you have no control over the hot, dry weather that compounds this problem, your best bets are to invest in certified disease-free seeds and seedlings and look for short-season varieties that can develop before the disease takes hold.
The pathogen responsible for charcoal rot (Macrophomina phaseolina) can remain viable in dry soil for several years.
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