Continuing research from the past two years, Bond and team aim to:

1) Extend greenhouse trials to better understand the relationship between SCN infestation and soybean phenology

2) Expand image analyses with both supervised and unsupervised classification methods

Resolving these last questions will help them calibrate remote sensing and AI models for a toolkit to help farmers and the industry better understand what SCN populations are doing in fields and improve management practices. To learn more about this checkoff funded research project, click here. 

Contact – Dr. Jason Bond, Professor of Plant Pathology, Southern Illinois University,618-453-4309,

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About the Author: Jennifer Jones

​As Research Agronomist for the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Jennifer Jones works on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers in the development and the implementation of conservation agricultural research and outreach programs. She supports research efforts and helps communicate both in-field and edge-of-field research and validation studies to ISA’s farmer audiences; leads demonstration of conservation agriculture practices; and raises awareness of best management and continuous improvement practices for conservation agriculture in Illinois. Contact Jennifer at

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