Soybean Cyst Nematode is the pest with the biggest impact on yield. That problem can be amplified with the right conditions. “For some reason, SCN reproduces much better in dry soils,” said Greg Tylka, nematologist, Iowa State University Extension. “That’s something to think about coming off a drought year perhaps. Once SCN is identified on the farm, Tylka advises growers to rotate to non-host crops, like corn and wheat. Tylka was part of the University of Minnesota Crop and Pest Management Connect on Wednesday.
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