First, ask yourself - what is your purpose for scouting for SCN?
The answer to this question will help determine your best strategy— whether to check soybean roots or to collect a soil sample — and when and how to collect the sample.
Are you scouting to...
- check if SCN is present in a field before planting next year's soybean crop? Collect a soil sample»
- determine if your SCN management program has been successful in keeping SCN population densities in check? Collect a soil sample»
- figure out if SCN was responsible for poor soybean yields?
Collect a soil sample»
- determine if SCN is causing the stunting or yellowing of soybeans in the middle of the growing season? Examine soybean roots»
- to check for SCN during the growing season in fields that have not been checked before? Examine soybean roots»