Soybean cyst nematode protection increases yield
Jun 08, 2011
Soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) have been difficult to manage in soybean fields across the country. Under optimum conditions, these tiny pests complete their life cycle in 24 to 30 days, infecting soybean roots and reducing crop yield.
Cultural practices, including crop rotation and the use of resistant cultivars, are used to decrease damage from SCN. But these methods do not effectively reduce or eliminate SCN populations, and there is no way to offset early-season damage.
Nematode protection helps most when SCN pressure has been observed in the field in the past, and when early-season stress, like low moisture, is combined with nematode feeding. Are you planning to provide SCN protection for your 2011 soybean crop?