Soybean cyst nematode management research and education;
George Bird ( Michigan State University), John Davenport ( Michigan State University), Joe Scrimger ( BioSystems), Tom Kendle ( Farm Cooperator,Michigan State University) ($10000). The Project Manager's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Words: Soybean Cyst Nematode - Management, Soybean Cyst Nematode - Educational Activities, Root Lesion Nematode
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), a key pest of soybean, is managed through the planting of resistant varieties. Even though three sources of resistance may be available, one source, PI88788, predominates. Since it has been shown, continual use of one source can result in virulent SCN populations causing less effective SCN control resulting in lower soybean yields the result of using one source needs to be analyzed. It has also been shown that the most common plant parasitic nematode in Michigan, the Root Lesion Nematode, can breakdown SCN resistance. Objectives of this project are designed to address: 1) SCN management practices designed to slow or prevent the development of highly virulent SCN populations; and 2) Use of a nematicide seed treatment to control Root Lesion Nematode in the presence of SCN. Additionally, results will be distributed as part of an educational effort.
This project is funded by Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee