Plant parasitic nematodes, most notably Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), have been identified in soybean fields throughout the country. Nematodes live in the soil, and damaging species like SCN and Southern Root-Knot Nematode reduce soybean yields by feeding on plant roots. Ongoing research helps farmers protect against this pest through genetic resistance and management practices. Many tools, resources and research projects developed with soy checkoff funds support effective nematode management to protect soybean yield potential.
Nematode species, including Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), infest fields and reduce soybean yields. Farmers, researchers and other members of the soybean industry explain management practices and research to address this challenge. And, share practices and resources that help address nematode pressure in your soybean fields. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.