Soybean Genetics Newsletter


Columbia lance nematode, CLN [Hoplolaimus columbus Sher], is a migratory endo-and ectoparasite of soybean and commonly causes yield reductions of up to 30% in tolerant cultivars. Complete crop failure may occur on moisture-stressed or susceptible cultivars. First recognized as a major parasite of cotton and soybean in 1967 (Fassultiotis et al., 1968), CLN now infests a large portion of the coastal plain of South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. .pdf