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Fall is prime time to sample fields for SCN
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Gregory L. Tylka, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-10-2005
Abstract
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is an extremely damaging and widespread pest of soybean in Iowa. The nematode infests more than 70 percent of the fields statewide. However, SCN usually causes no obvious aboveground symptoms for many years after being introduced into a field. Consequently, many SCN-infested fields in Iowa have not been diagnosed. The lack of symptoms and subsequent missed diagnosis are unfortunate because the key to effective management of SCN is early detection, before large nematode population densities develop. Large nematode population densities can cause severe damage to soybean crops, especially in very dry years, a situation that is occurring in eastern and southeastern Iowa this year.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Gregory L. Tylka. "Fall is prime time to sample fields for SCN" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory-tylka/54/