Because Soybean Cyst Nematode is difficult to manage, Mandy Bish with the University of Missouri is trying to find more efficient ways to measure the effectiveness of SCN treatments.
“We’re looking at how to build up those tools with molecular support to quantify SCN levels in the soil.”
Soybean varieties initially provided resistance to the nematode. But three decades later, Bish says SCN is growing more resistant to those varieties.
“Transgenics and breeding, there are advances being made in both of those, but they won’t be available for a few years yet.