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Nate Schroeder

Disease Management: The Challenge of Managing SCN

Most of you already know that the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging pathogen to soybeans. There are currently two widely recommended options for combatting this microscopic worm. 1) Rotate crops 2) Plant resistant varieties Unfortunately, both of these accepted strategies have limitations. Rotation is essential for preventing a buildup of SCN populations. However, the biology of SCN allows the worm to survive long periods without a soybean host. As an egg in the soil, SCN can sense the presence of soybean. If SCN senses that soybeans aren’t around (i.e., if corn is there) then it will [...]

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