Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A Interpretive Summary: This is a Germplasm Release (Variety Registration), no Interpretive Summary required.
Technical Abstract: Soybean cyst nematode (SCN), Heterodera glycines, is a serious pest of soybean throughout soybean production areas in the United States. The nematode causes an annual production loss of $407 million. Control of the nematode involves crop rotation and planting of soybean varieties resistant to the nematode. The cooperative efforts of the USDA/ARS nematology program at Urbana and the University of Illinois soybean breeding program seek ongoing improvement in resistance to the nematode and higher yield. The variety Rend incorporates resistance from PI88788 originally obtained form China. Rend has high to moderate resistance to SCN races that occur in the midwest and higher yield compared to other varieties of similar maturity.