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Worldwide SoyTechnologies boosts nematode research.

Worldwide SoyTechnologies LLC of DeWitt has added an on-site nematology specialist who will focus on the soybean cyst nemarode.

Worldwide SoyTechnologies is the research and development division of Hornbeck Agricultural Group. The company also is enhancing its laboratory and greenhouse facilities. While Amy I. Cam who has more than a decade of experience in nematology and agronomic traits, will focus on the soybean cyst nematode, she will also perform disease screening on all seed varieties licensed for Worldwide SoyTechnologies as well as soybean lines produced for HBK Seed. Carr is implementing a molecular marker approach to test new plant varieties for resistance to SCN, which will further speed those varieties to market.

Hornbeck Agricultural Group also includes Hornbeck Seed Co. and Arkansas SoyEnergy Group LLC. The principals of Hornbeck Agricultural Group are brothers Ion, Troy, and Jeff Hornbeck, all of DeWitt.
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Author:Henry, John
Publication:Arkansas Business
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Geographic Code:1U7AR
Date:May 26, 2008
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