There is still time to take advantage of free Soybean Cyst Nematode testing through the K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab! Don't miss out on this great opportunity. After soybean harvest is a great time to collect soil samples for testing. Confirming the prescence of soybean cyst nematodes is the basis for a successful integrated management program.
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a major problem in soybean fields throughout eastern and central Kansas. This pest has been identified in 62 counties in Kansas that produce more than 85% of Kansas soybeans. Immediately following harvest is the best time to check fields for SCN and start planning for next season.
Soybean cyst nematode is a major problem in soybean fields throughout eastern and central Kansas. In most fields, the only symptoms may be uneven growth and a gradual production decline over time. Confirming the presence of this pest, determining population levels, and monitoring the effectiveness of resistant varieties are the basis for a successful integrated management program.