A New Alternative for Better Soybean Nematode Management
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One of the most widespread and damaging pests affecting soybean growers is Soybean Cyst Nematodes, Heterodera glycines. The nematode is established in all soybean producing states and causes significant yield losses each year. The management of SCN in the U.S. has been focused on diverse genetic and SCN-resistant traits. However, the majority of commercially available SCN-resistant varieties are derived from one source of resistance, PI88788, that may become compromised in some varieties and under certain micro environments. Universities are hard at work finding diverse sets of SCN-resistant soybeans that provide reductions in SCN populations with improved yield. The use of seed treatment nematicides can be a cost-effective approach to managing SCN in concert with existing genetics. Several seed treatment solutions have been used or promoted in the past. In this webinar, you will be introduced to a new bio-pesticide seed treatment (BIOST Nematicide 100) from Albaugh that delivers early-season nematode protection against SCN and rootknot nematode while enhancing insect protection against wireworm and seed corn maggot. Data from a Ph.D. thesis, seed company, university and other research will be discussed.