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Iowa Grower Encourages Soybean Growers to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) this Fall. (09/24/20)

I encourage soybean growers to watch a 3-minute video of Mr. Ron Heck, soybean grower from Iowa, talking about his experience with SCN in the 1990s -2000s.

I encourage soybean growers to watch a 3-minute video of Mr. Ron Heck, soybean grower from Iowa, talking about his experience with SCN in the 1990s -2000s. [Link here https://youtu.be/7GJL_nyP-5Y] Mr. Heck’s experience is similar to what North Dakota soybean growers are experiencing right now.

The North Dakota Soybean Council will cover the laboratory costs of SCN sampling (up to 2,000 total) for growers that use the NDSC sponsored sampling program. Just pick up bags from your local County Extension Office, sample your field, submit the sample and get your results in the mail!

Visit here for more information on the How to Sample for SCN and the SCN Sampling Program.

Since 2013, approximately 4,000 samples have been received and mapping shows that SCN continues to expand in the state (Figure 1)

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Top Ten Reasons to Sample for SCN

10. IT’S FREE if you use the North Dakota Soybean Council sponsored program

  9. U.S. soybean growers lose a $1B to SCN every year

  8. SCN is actively spreading and increasing in North Dakota.

  7. Dry edible beans are susceptible to SCN.

  6. Soil sampling is the most reliable way to detect SCN.

  5. Soil sampling is the only way to determine egg levels.

  4. Knowing your egg levels can tell you if your management tools are working.

  3. SCN can increase the damage from Brown Stem Rot and Charcoal Rot.

  2. SCN will increase the severity of Sudden Death Syndrome, a disease emerging in North Dakota.

  1. Managing SCN will prevent yield loss for years to come.

 

Sam Markell

Extension Plant Pathologist, Broad-leaf Crops

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