Managing soybean cyst nematodes with the right tools

IARN — A new tool to manage soybean cyst nematodes has emerged but it needs to be used responsibly. It’s the Peking trait being bred into more and more of our soybean seed varieties. Yet there’s a cautionary tale involved, to not become too reliant of Peking. Just like herbicide resistant weeds have adapted and now some herbicides are no longer as effective as they once were or are no longer effective at all. Soybean cyst nematodes have done the same thing by adapting and building resistance to the longtime traits bred into soybean varieties to help protect our crops.

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