Most soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistant varieties have the same source of resistance, PI88788. While has provided two decades of resistance to SCN, these microscopic parasites are adapting and finding a way around its resistance.
Soybean growers who want to protect their crop from some of the biggest yield robbing culprits, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and SCN have some outstanding protection options available according to A
Seed treatments on soybeans, especially those containing a fungicide, may be of critical importance to stand establishment this year.
By Shawna Hubbard
Enlist Herbicides Product Manager
The Agriculture Department Economic Research Service recently released a report on tillage intensity and conservation cropping practices. Conservation tillage was used on a majority of wheat (67 percent), corn (65 percent), and soybeans (70 percent) acres.
Checking fields for Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is best done in the fall prior to soils freezing, but wet weather has prevented many growers from collecting samples.
This season saw many weather challenges during soybean harvest. Wet and delayed harvest conditions contributed to lodging.
U.S. soybean farmers 1.2 billion dollars in losses per year. It’s a huge number but think of it like this. With a USDA estimated 89.6 million acres of soybeans planted nationwide, that figure means SCN losses cost ~$13.35 per acre.
By Jerry Hartsock | Cutting Edge Consulting and Research Services