Soybean breeding and pest management

Dr. Aaron Lorenz, soybean breeder and Associate Professor at the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the U of M discusses how soybean breeding is actually done and what work is going on at the U to improve soybeans.
Soybean breeding can be a complicated process, but it is one of the tools used for research at the U of M to manage pests such as soybean cyst nematode, soybean aphid, and diseases like Phytophthora root rot. More information on and availability of publicly available U of MN crop varieties can be found at: https://www.mncia.org/.

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