Manjula Nathan

Insects: Spring Soil Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematodes

This article originally appeared in University of Missouri’s Integrated Pest & Crop Management Newsletter and has been reposted with permission. Information on where to submit Missouri soil samples has been omitted. Soybeans planting is just weeks away, and it is important that you test your fields for Soybean Cyst Nematodes (SCN) now before planting. SCN is a major concern to growers throughout the state. These parasitic round worms invade the plant roots and suck nutrients from the plants, decreasing their ability to produce adequate yields. The challenge with preventing SCN is that infected plants do not easily express symptoms. Fields can [...]

By |April 23, 2014|
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