Soybean cyst nematode is an underground monster that chews away at a crop and until now has been tough to control Thats changing
Soybean cyst nematode is an underground monster that chews away at a crop and, until now, has been tough to control. That’s changing.

Have nematodes met their match with new tech?

Nematodes finally may be meeting their match with new technology available. A range of products on the market, and in the pipeline, will help make short work of SCN. In soybeans alone, yield losses can top 30% with a heavy nematode infestation.

Unprotected soybean roots ought to be scared. Root-crunching critters, called nematodes, continue to proliferate in fields where farmers plant soybeans and other row crops. Also known as roundworms, nematodes are documented to represent nearly 80% of all animal life — and they live in the dark, below the seedbed, where roots reside.

Iowa State University studies, funded by the National Soybean Checkoff, reveal a

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