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Soybean Cyst Nematode in Commercial Snap Beans. Gregory R. Noel, Research Plant Pathologist, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Assistant Professor of Nematology, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801. B. J. Jacobsen, Extension Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Illinois, Urbana; and C. D. Leeper, Extension Adviser, Extension Service, Havana, IL 62644. Plant Dis. 66:520-522. Accepted for publication 8 February 1982. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1982. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-520.

In July 1981, chlorotic, stunted snap beans in a 30-ha commercial production field were found to be infected by a cyst nematode that was subsequently identified as the soybean cyst nematode, Heterodera glycines race 3. This is the first report of the occurrence of this nematode in a commercial production area of Phaseolus spp. in the United States.