Project Details:

Statewide evaluation of a nematicide for control of the soybean cyst nematode

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
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Project Year:2015
Lead Principal Investigator:Bruce Potter (University of Minnesota)
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Project Summary

Seed applied pesticides for soybeans are being developed and marketed at an increasing rate. Unfortunately, soybean producers and their advisors seldom have a large enough database from which to infer potential economic benefits of these products; this is most particularly the case for recently labeled products.

This project will provide geographically and environmentally robust data on the benefits/drawbacks of Clariva, a recently labeled nematicide for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management. It will support other research by ensuring numerous evaluation environments. This project will also provide supporting data on the insecticide and fungicide components of Clarvia Complete soybean treatment. In addition to the typical Extension venues for summary data, this project will provide Minnesota soybean producers with in-season opportunities to view and discuss performance.

Project Objectives

1. Determine the economic feasibility of the bacterium Pasteuria nishizawae as a seed treatment for SCN management under a wide range of Minnesota environments.
2. Provide producers and their advisors with data that is robust enough to rapidly draw accurate inferences on P. nishizawai as a biological seed treatment.
3. Implement a mechanism designed to identify any long-term effect of Clarvia Complete on SCN populations.

Project Deliverables

Recommendations on the value of seed treatments for the management of SCN.

Progress of Work

Final Project Results

Benefit to Soybean Farmers

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