Soybean virus benefits bugs that eat the crop

Source: Western Producer

A virus is a threat to many crops but, in a complicated relationship, the soybean vein necrosis orthotospovirus is an unexpected benefit to soybean thrips. Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have discovered that, when soybean thrips are infected with SVNV, they thrive longer and reproduce better than thrips that are not infected. Read more on these findings from this Western Producer article.

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