Crop Rotation to Control Soybean Cyst Nematode - March 2011
[Title Slide - Crop Rotation to Control Soybean Cyst Nematode. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]
[Terry Kirkpatrick – Division of Agriculture Nematologist] The soybean cyst nematode: it is a major player in soybean production, [Picture of soybean cyst nematode] and there have been millions of dollars lost to this nematode. The soybean cyst nematode has a very narrow host range. [Picture of soybean cyst nematode. Slide - Soybean Cyst Nematode - Narrow Host Range.] Soybean and a few weeds are about all that will allow this nematode to complete its lifecycle. So it’s a problem because we grow almost four million acres of soybeans. [Picture of a soybean field] We’ve created an environment where this nematode is successful.
[Picture of a soybean field. Slide - Nematode Control - Crop Rotation - Corn, Cotton, Rice, Sorghum] Rotation to corn or cotton or rice or grain sorghum tends to lower the population tremendously because the nematode can’t reproduce on any of those crops. So soybean monoculture is the worst thing you can do with a soybean cyst nematode issue.
[Narrator] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and was funded in part by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information about soybean farming in Arkansas, contact your local county Extension office.
[Title slide - For more information contact your local county Extension office. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]