Pesky soybean cyst nematode (SCN) getting you down? If there are low levels of SCN in your field, you might not realize it until you start getting lower yields. But what are some ways seed companies are trying to combat SCN? What’s working, and what’s not? We’re here to look at some of the different seed treatments on the market, but we also want to know: is gene-editing an option? Our speakers will tackle the history of SCN and the usual suspects to deal with it, but also how sequencing the genome of SCN might provide new ways to tackle this pest.

Presenters:
Dr. George Bird
Professor in the Department of Entomology

Dr. Rick Masonbrink
Associate Scientist in the Genome Informatics Facility at Iowa State University