Soybean cyst nematode management guide
Soybean cyst nematode is a number one yield robber of soybeans. It has infested more than 50% of fields in Minnesota, and should be managed appropriately for profitable soybean production.
Download guide as PDF (1.3 MB)
In this guide:
- Where is the soybean cyst nematode found?
- How important is the soybean cyst nematode?
- What is the soybean cyst nematode? What is its life cycle?
- How does the soybean cyst nematode damage soybeans? What symptoms does it cause?
- How do soybean cyst nematode populations change over time?
- How does the soybean cyst nematode spread?
- How do I know if I have the soybean cyst nematode in my fields?
- How do I take soil samples for detecting the soybean cyst nematode?
- How often, when, and how should I take soil samples for soybean cyst nematode counts to help make management decisions?
- What are HG Types?
- How can I manage the soybean cyst nematode?
- How should the SCN-resistant varieties be used?
- How can crop rotation be used to manage the soybean cyst nematode?
- Can spreading of the soybean cyst nematode be prevented?
- How important is crop health management for minimizing soybean cyst nematode damage?
- Do chemical and biological controls have potential in soybean cyst nematode management?
- What are scientists projecting for the future of soybean cyst nematode?
Editor: Senyu Chen, Professor, Southern Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota
Contributors: James Kurle, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota; Dean Malvick, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota; Bruce Potter, Assistant Professor, Southwest Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota; James Orf, Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota
Published February 2012