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Meet the Speakers
Dr. TristanWatson Assistant Professor of Nematology LSU AgCenter 941-243-1397 twatson@agcenter.lsu.edu
RobbDedman Arkansas Consultant Ultimate Ag Consulting 870-692-2505 ricewalker1@gmail.com
Session Number: S7-2
About this Session

Integrated Nematode Management In Soybean:  A Louisiana Perspective

Presented by: Dr. Tristan Watson, Assistant Professor of Nematology, LSU AgCenter

Plant-parasitic nematodes are a major yield limiting factor for Louisiana soybean producers. The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) and reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) are the most damaging and widespread species in the region. Management of plant-parasitic nematodes often requires a multifaceted approach. This presentation will highlight current research aimed at developing integrated management solutions for southern root-knot and reniform nematode on soybean in Louisiana.


Sustainability, Fertility And Water Conservation:  How To Make A Profit In 2023

Presented by:  Robb Dedman, Arkansas Consultant, Ultimate Ag Consulting

For the past nine years, Dedman has focused on lowering input costs while boosting soybean productions. Those efforts have paid off for his clients, as they have realized increases in their bottom line. He will point out in his presentation the things to watch closely that have been shown to product results. His first experience with consulting was when he started scouting rice while in high school under Dr. Nathan Slaton who was the Extension agent at the time. Dedman holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the University of Arkansas, and presently owns his own ag consulting firm, Ultimate Ag Consulting.