Soybean Cyst Nematode

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|

Early Planted Soybeans & SCN

IL farmers continue to plant soybeans earlier each year. Dr. Mandy Bish, University of Missouri Extension Specialist, examines the impact of this trend on soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and considers various factors, including weather and environmental conditions, that could potentially increase soybean vulnerability to SCN.

By |October 5, 2023|

Corn Rotation and Other SCN Management Strategies

Dr. Mandy Bish discusses the role of corn in combating soybean cyst nematode and highlights other various management strategies for SCN. She urges awareness of Sudden Death Syndrome as a potential visual indicator of SCN within the field as well as reviews data from seed treatment trials.  

By |October 4, 2023|

SCN Resistance in Soybean Varieties

Soybean cyst nematode has overcome the PI 88788 resistance, which farmers have relied on for over 30 years. Researchers have identified commercially available soybean varieties with Peking resistance that excel in high SCN pressure areas.

By |October 4, 2023|

Prioritizing Funding for SCN Research

How should funding be allocated for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) research? Dr. Mandy Bish, University of Missouri Extension Specialist, and Stephanie Porter, Illinois Soybean Association Outreach Agronomist & CCA, explain how it takes a team to research this pest and how to pursue collaborative efforts with commodity associations, corporations, and universities.

By |October 3, 2023|
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