Growers should be on the lookout for signs of Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN).
Iowa State University professor of plant pathology Greg Tylka says SCN populations eb and flow with the weather.
“Earlier this year, in Iowa for example, I think we had the hottest May on record. And I saw soybean cyst nematode females on the roots earlier than I ever have in my 28-year career at Iowa State University.”
He tells Brownfield frequent rains in June probably delayed the second generation of nematodes, which should help offset populations.