With the drier than usual soil conditions, there is a greater risk for soybean cyst nematode. BASF Seed Treatment Product Manager Jeremiah Mullock says SCN thrives in additional plant stress from low moisture conditions. “The plant root system is only so large and can only carry so much stress. The nematode is robbing those additional water and nutrients from the plant.” In drought conditions, there are more nematodes and additional plant stress. Throughout October, BASF and the SCN Coalition are providing resources to farmers to help them effectively manage SCN. In fact, BASF will be giving away a free soil test kit to the first 500 growers who request one by October 31. If growers test their soil and mail it to the BASF-approved lab postmarked by November 15, BASF will cover up to $20 for the cost of the lab test. Hear the story.