Distribution is a major challenge in researching and managing soybean cyst nematode (SCN). This pest tends to stay close to its original location in the soil, leading to significant variations in egg counts even within a small 6-inch radius. In this video, Dr. Mandy Bish, from the University of Missouri Extension, talks about the elusive nature of SCN, which poses challenges for research and management. However, the effort is worthwhile for farmers aiming to enhance their yields.

For further insights on SCN, explore the ILSoyAdvisor’s Online Library and type “SCN” into the search bar.

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About the Author: Kelsey Litchfield

Kelsey Litchfield is the Agronomic Outreach Specialist for the Illinois Soybean Association. In her role, she manages ILSoyAdvisor media platforms and assists the agronomy team with events and field days. A native of Rio, IL, Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 where she double majored in Agricultural Communications and Broadcast Journalism.

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