Asgrow® Decade of the Bean: Susannah Cooper

10; ​CooperSusannah Cooper, an entomology and nematology lead in the Asgrow® Breeding Program, gave Decade of the Bean viewers an overview of her research on soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) and Phytophthora root rot (PRR). SCN is responsible for soybean losses of about 128.6 million bushels per year, and PRR is responsible for about 44 million bushels per year. Susannah explained how the use of gene sequencing and the PacBio® machine allows her and fellow researchers to characterize SCN populations. These tools are important for developing better disease monitoring practices, and in providing more regionally specific aid to growers.

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