soybean cyst nematode

Soil test kits available to growers for soybean cyst nematode

Heidi Crnkovic · October 5, 2022

Soybean cyst nematode continues to be the leading cause of soybean yield loss in North America. BASF Agricultural Solutions and The SCN Coalition have joined forces for the second consecutive year to promote SCN Action Month, a monthlong initiative to provide growers with the tools and information they need to defend against this devastating pest.


Iowa State: Soybean cyst nematodes are still a serious concern

· April 17, 2018

Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, says an Iowa State University plant pathologist. “I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are on a slow-moving train heading towards a cliff,” Greg Tylka, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, said of the push […]

SCN Coalition is back in fight against soybean cyst nematodes

· March 2, 2018

After a 20-year hiatus, the SCN Coalition is back encouraging soybean farmers to “Take the test. Beat the pest.” Like the predecessor, the new SCN Coalition is a public/checkoff/private partnership formed to help the agricultural industry speak with one voice about soybean cyst nematode management. The difference this time: SCN is adapting and reproducing on […]

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Growers lose $1.6B to Sudden Death Syndrome, nematodes

· December 5, 2017

Soybean growers may be harvesting record yields but no one can deny Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Cyst Nematode are a big problem — in fact a staggering $1.6 billion is lost each year. Once in the field, SDS and SCN cannot be eliminated. SDS attacks the root and the pathogen can enter the plant […]

MU scientists discover how nematodes hijack soybean plants

· February 15, 2017

How are cyst nematodes intruding soybean plants? University of Missouri researchers recently found that the parasites are secreting “mimicked” peptides they create that act like the soybean plant’s signaling systems. Soybeans are a major component for two-thirds of the world’s animal feed and more than half the edible oil consumed in the United States, according […]

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