; Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode | Library | AgRisk Library

Open in new window Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode

Robert P Mulrooney ( January, 2011 )


The soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) is the most significant nematode pest affecting soybeans on Delmarva and in the United States. First detected in Delaware in the fall of 1979, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) was widespread in Sussex County. Although found in Kent County just a few years later, SCN was not discovered until 1991 in New Castle County in the southwest corner near Clayton. SCN, which is not restricted by soil type, can be found anywhere soybeans have been grown for a long time. This fact sheet addresses identification and management practices that will control but not eradicate SCN. Chemical control is not economically feasible nor as effective as rotation and planting resistant soybeans. For these reasons, chemicals are generally not recommended


Organization University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
Publisher University of Delaware
Publication Date January, 2011
Publication Views 1377
Material Type Written Material

Filed Under