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Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Apr 20, 2015 09:19 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

NEMATODE TESTING FASTRACKED

University of Illinois agricultural engineer Kaustubh Bhalerao is working to speed up the process of testing soil samples for soybean cyst nematodes. Bhalerao and his university team have developed a machine that automates the task of extracting and counting nematode eggs from the soil samples that stream into laboratories across the Soybean Belt each year. "We can go from a soil plug to an actual egg count in one minute," Bhalerao told DTN. That process would normally ...

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