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SCN soil test should determine egg count


SCN soil test should determine egg count

The head of the diagnostic lab at SCN Coalition said autumn is the best time to test the soil of soybean cyst nematodes. Kaitlyn Bissonnette, a field crop pathologist at the University of Missouri, believes that regaining egg numbers from the lab, not cysts, is a better indicator of what’s happening in the soil.

“Because the number of eggs per cyst varies, the number of eggs in the soil indicates the number of infections that can actually occur.”

She states that SCN should be noted because it often occurs with other soy diseases such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SDS), especially in the Midwest.

“Soy cyst nematodes are not required for sudden infant death syndrome to occur. However, if both sudden death syndrome and soy cyst nematodes are present in the same field, the symptoms of sudden death syndrome are often more severe. There is. ”And Bissonnette says that if it becomes widespread, both will need to be managed.

SCN Coalition has partnered with BASF to offer “Growinthe Know”. Free soil test kit Free testing is available during October and in some states. Soybean cyst nematodes are the largest yield robbers of soybeans. Soil testing, crop rotation and seed treatment are recommended for management.

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