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Minnesota SCN Soil Sampling Program (08/30/18)

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSRPC) and University of Minnesota Extension have a soybean cyst nematode (SCN) sampling program for Minnesota farmers.

Minnesota SCN Soil Sampling Program

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSRPC) and University of Minnesota Extension have a soybean cyst nematode (SCN) sampling program for Minnesota farmers. The program will sponsor fact sheets, sample ID forms, numbered sample bags and laboratory analysis of up to three soil samples per farmer and a total of 1300 samples.

Participating farmers will receive estimates of SCN egg densities and management recommendations based on these densities. Results from individual farms will be compiled to create a geo-referenced map of incidence and severity of SCN infestations in Minnesota.

While any soybean farmer can participate, this program is focused on reaching farmers in the most recently infested northwest region of the state.

Additional information and program materials can be found by:

•   Attending one of the five Soybean Plot Tours in NW MN (Aug. 28-29)

•   Visiting the MSRPC booth at Big Iron (Sep. 11-13)

•   Contacting your SWCD office (kits may be available at Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Polk, Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Kittson and Roseau County SWCD offices)

•   Sending an email to: apeltier@umn.edu.

Angie Peltier

U of MN Extension Educator, Crops

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