Your Soybean Checkoff.
First, determine your purpose for scouting for SCN
|Field with confirmed SCN.
Photo credit: Jason Bpnd, Southern Illinois University
This will help determine your best strategy— whether to check soybean roots or to collect a soil sample — and when and how to collect the sample.
Are you scouting to...
What about HG tests?
Much has been learned in the past several decades about development of SCN on resistant soybean varieties. It is apparent from this new knowledge that a change in how we describe the abilities of a SCN population to reproduce on resistant soybean varieties is warranted.
A new system, called the HG Type test (HG for Heterodera glycines, the scientific name for soybean cyst nematode) has been developed and adopted by agronomists, plant pathologists, and soybean breeders. Read more about the new SCN HG Type test».