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Current Opinion in Insect Science




The soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) is an important pest of soybeans in the Midwestern US. The first aphid resistance genes were identified in the early 21st century and resistant varieties have been commercially available for 10 years, but have been very underutilized. Major seed companies have avoided commercializing aphid resistant soybean varieties for conventional farmers (i.e., not organic), in part because of the discovery of virulent biotypes in North America. The emergence of soybean aphid populations resistant to insecticides creates a greater incentive for the use of host plant resistance. New research on aphid genetics and markers, plant gene expression and in-plant refuges, suggest important avenues for insect resistance management (IRM) which may encourage more widescale commercialization of this valuable pest management tool.


This is a manuscript of an article published as Tilmon, Kelley J., Andy Michel, and Matthew E. O’Neal. "Aphid resistance is the future for soybean production, and has been since 2004: efforts towards a wider use of host plant resistance in soybean." Current Opinion in Insect Science (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2021.01.003. Posted with permission.

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