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Sampling for soybean cyst nematode

August 31, 2021
by Climate FieldView


Often called “the hidden yield robber,” soybean cyst nematode is hard to see, but it can have devastating effects on a soybean crop. An integrated management approach, including the use of resistant varieties, is necessary. But as fall approaches, it’s important to scout your fields and sample your fields for SCN.

In this episode, Albert Tenuta, field crop pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, discusses how to properly sample soil for soybean cyst nematode, and shares some helpful management practices too.

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Show notes

  • The SCN Coalition is a group of researchers, extension staff and industry reps working together to provide growers with SCN information.
  • The Ontario Soybean Performance Trials can be found on
  • Visit for seasonal updates from the OMAFRA field crop team.