Integrating plant resistance and natural enemies for soybean aphid control
Sustainable Production
Biotic stressCrop protectionField management Pest
Lead Principal Investigator:
Deirdre Prischmann-Voldseth, North Dakota State University
Co-Principal Investigators:
Jason P Harmon, North Dakota State University
Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University
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The goal of this project is to integrate the use of beneficial insects and aphid-resistance breeding to reduce the damage by soybean aphid on North Dakota soybean production. The researchers will examine the compatibility of soybean cultivars containing the Rag1 gene for resistance to the soybean aphid with a biological control agent, the parasitic wasp Binodoxys communis, and using a combination of greenhouse and field studies. Using biocontrol agents and pest resistant soybean varieties are two strategies that can keep aphid pest levels below threshold where chemical control is necessary.

Integrating resistant cultivars and biological control has the potential to suppress soybean...

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#insects and pests
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