Soybean Cyst Nematode

Can Henbit Serve As A Host Away from Soybean?

Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist, Stephanie Porter, CCA, shares the challenges of winter annual weeds, highlighting henbit and purple deadnettle as alternative hosts of soybean cyst nematode. Research suggests that managing winter annuals in the fall, applying residual herbicides, and removing winter weeds before planting are crucial strategies for management.

By |April 22, 2024|

Combating Soybean Cyst Nematode With Advancements In Genomic and Breeding Technologies

Learn about the evolving threat of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and how researchers are tracking genetic changes in worm populations in response to soybean hosts. Dr. Matthew Hudson and Dr. Andrew Scaboo discuss SCN genome insights and innovative strategies using native genes against resistant SCN variants, such as those in PI 88788 and Peking.

By |March 19, 2024|

Illinois Farmers: Take Advantage of Free Nematode Testing Program

Illinois farmers can now get free testing for soybean cyst nematode (SCN), saving them potentially hundreds of dollars. This initiative, led by the Illinois Soybean Association and the University of Illinois, aims to encourage more farmers to sample their fields to assess SCN populations as this pest has developed resistance over the years.

By |October 18, 2023|

Exploring Cover Crops as a SCN Management Tool

Soybean cyst nematode poses a significant threat to soybean yields, and despite previous management successes, it has adapted to resistance. Researchers, supported by the Illinois Soybean Association, are investigating the potential of cover crops as a tool to mitigate SCN damage.

By |October 9, 2023|

Impact of Cover Crops on SCN

As cover crops gain popularity in crop rotations, the question arises: Do they aid or potentially host soybean cyst nematode (SCN)? Dr. Mandy Bish from the University of Missouri Extension examines strip-trial data, particularly regarding cereal rye, which shows no significant enhancement of SCN populations. However, the impact of legume cover crops on SCN remains an area of concern.

By |October 5, 2023|
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