SCN and Soil Health Testing Opportunity for Ohio Growers

Adapted from C.O.R.N 2024-15

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a serious threat to soybean, and early detection is crucial to mitigating its impact on yields. The presence of SCN in a field, and more importantly, the SCN numbers, will determine the most effective management strategy. It is crucial, therefore, to test your fields and know your SCN numbers.

We are pleased to announce that, with support of Ohio Soybean Council, we are once again offering soybean growers the opportunity to submit up to two samples free of charge to the Soybean Pathology and Nematology Lab at OSU for SCN testing. This initiative aims to furnish Ohio soybean growers with valuable information to enhance the protection of their soybean fields against the most destructive soybean pathogen in North America.

Spring is an ideal time to sample for SCN, either before, during, or after planting. Conducting a soil test in spring will indicate if SCN is present and the levels at which it exists.… Continue reading