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Soybean breeders seeking new sources of scn resistance

Soybean breeders seeking new sources of scn resistance
Corteva’s Don Kyle says soybean breeders are working to develop varieties with new sources of resistance to soybean cyst nematode, which is the No. 1 yield robbing pest of soybeans.

Soybean breeders are working to speed up the development of new soybean varieties to help growers overcome mounting losses from soybean cyst nematode (SCN), says Don Kyle, soybean breeding evaluation zone lead for Corteva.

More than 95% of soybeans on the market today have the same source of SCN resistance, called PI 88788. Over time, SCN has developed tolerance to that source, causing hidden yield losses as it works beneath the soil to damage ...




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