Although SCN is a serious soybean pest, it can be managed profitably. Crop rotation coupled with SCN-resistant varieties are the cornerstones for the management of SCN. Non-host crops, such as corn, sorghum, sunflower, and alfalfa can reduce SCN population densities each year they are grown.
Investigators: Gustavo MacIntosh, Matthew E. O’Neal, Palle Pedersen, Felicitas Avendano, Gregory L. Tylka
Funding: Iowa Soybean Association
As we work to complete harvest and put the finishing touches on the 2013 growing season, it is not too early to start thinking about 2014 crops. Results of soil samples collected in the next few weeks from fields in which soybeans will be grown in 2014 could mean the difference between “so-so” and profitable yields next year.