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Kevin Staska

Disease Management: Introduction of Harpin αβ for Reduction of Soybean Cyst Nematodes in Soybean

Growers can now tap into the soybean plant’s own defense mechanism to combat SCN. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) has been found in most soybean-producing areas in the world. SCN was first found in North America in North Carolina in 1954 and since then has spread to many of the fields in at least 31 soybean-producing states and Canada. SCN is the most destructive pathogen of soybeans in the United States with annual yield losses due to SCN estimated at more than $1 billion annually. The question for agronomists and growers is what can be done to manage SCN populations. Once [...]

By |August 13, 2016|
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