Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 7, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The Nematology Laboratory at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center of the USDA Agricultural Research Service is a federally funded research laboratory with a mission of developing environmentally safe management tools for plant-parasitic nematodes. Because the Laboratory's purpose is to address national problems caused by nematodes, much of the laboratory's research is designed to minimize damage caused by the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). The laboratory is focusing its efforts on basic research designed to achieve control of SCN through approaches based upon use of biocontrol organisms, development of natural bioregulators as alternatives to chemical nematicides, and investigation of the biochemistry and molecular biology of feeding, growth, and development of the SCN.