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View the current 2018 NCSRP-funded research projects and progress reports.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Fri - July 6, 2018
Carefully observing soybean roots for SCN females is a good way to check fields for infestations that have not yet been discovered.

It also is an effective way to assess how well SCN-resistant soybean varieties are controlling nematode reproduction in fields known to be infested with SCN. There should be only a few, not more than 10 to 20, SCN females on the roots of a resistant variety if the variety is effectively controlling the nematode.  MORE
Fri - June 1, 2018
Increased susceptibility to Pythium damping-off resulting in reduced soybean emergence was found in inoculated plants when a period of cold stress began 2 or 4 days after planting. When Pythium was not present, no effect of cold stress on emergence was observed.

Slower seedling growth was observed during the cold stress period, and in inoculated plants after exposure to cold stress.  MORE
Tue - May 22, 2018
"Sporecaster" is a new smartphone application designed to help farmers predict the need for a fungicide application to control white mold in soybean.

Farmers can easily input site-specific information about their soybean field into the app, which combines field information with the research-based models to predict the best timing for white mold treatment in that field.  MORE
Wed - May 16, 2018
At the awards ceremony, Kelley Tilmon, entomologist at Ohio State University and current project leader, described how the group formed as a response to the soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) first detected in the north-central region in the year 2000. At that time the aphid was quickly spreading throughout the region as a truly devastating pest. Thresholds and even biological information were completely lacking and immediate action was needed.  MORE