Can winter camelina, crambe, and brown mustard reduce soybean cyst nematode populations? - Krishna Acharya, Guiping Yan, Marisol Berti - Industrial Crops and Products 2019

The objective of this study was to evaluate the host status of and the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) population reduction by, winter camelina [Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz, cv. Joelle], crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hochst. Ex R.E.Fr., cv. BelAnn), and brown mustard (Brassica juncea L. cv. Kodiak). The experiments were performed in a growth chamber at 27°C for 35 days by planting the crops in soil naturally infested with SCN and autoclaved sandy soil artificially inoculated with two SCN populations from two fields in North Dakota. Brown mustard and winter camelina reduced the SCN populations by an average of 51% and 48%, respectively, while crambe only reduced the populations by an average of 24%.

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