NDSU Extension Plant Pathologist Sam Markell spoke at the Peterson Farms Seed Field Day and explained that Soybean Cyst Nematode can make other soybean diseases much worse. “We’ve probably had brown stem rot in North Dakota for quite a few years. Until SCN is in the soil and beating up those plants, you don’t see much damage.” Finding varieties that have SCN resistance and crop rotation are key to limiting SCN. Markell encourages growers to visit their county extension office to get free testing kits through a program sponsored by the North Dakota Soybean Council. Hear the full conversation with Sam Markell here.
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