One of the experiments at the U of M Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) is currently displaying interesting visual results which will rapidly fade as the season progresses. An impromptu tour on Friday, August 24 from 1 to 2 PM will give you a chance to see the effect of SCN resistance for yourself.
A study with three sources of SCN resistance and a susceptible variety has been located at the SWROC for several years. Visual symptoms of SCN on soybean are especially pronounced this year. This is a good opportunity to see the effect of rotating resistance sources on soybean growth and SCN. This plot tour will highlight the effects of soil fertility on SCN and soybean aphids and show SCN interactions with soybean aphid, soybean disease and weed management.
If you plan on attending, please call the SWROC at 507-752-7372 or e-mail Molly Werner at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to attend the tour and beverages will be provided. The SWROC is located 1.5 miles west of Lamberton on Highway 14. For additional details, please view the SWROC website at http://swroc.cfans.umn.edu.