Soybean cyst nematode resistant soybean varieties are becoming less effective
By High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
Resistant soybean varieties have helped farmers manage soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) for decades. Almost all SCN-resistant soybean varieties possess the same resistance genes, from a soybean breeding line called PI88788.
Recently, Iowa State researchers analyzed 25 years of data, from tens of thousands of four-row variety evaluation research plots, to look for long-term trends. The results, published in the scientific journal Plant Health Progress, showed a breakdown of resistance in SCN-resistant varieties.
“This is an alarming trend and sets the stage for even greater yield loss from SCN in the future,” Gred Tylka, Iowa State University nematologist said. | READ MORE