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Soybean Research

Free SCN Testing Program

Did you know that:
  • Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) was first found in the U.S. in North Carolina in 1954?
  • SCN is the most serious soybean pest in the U.S. and causes more than $1 billion in soybean yield losses each year?
  • SCN is a microscopic roundworm that occurs in all major soybean production areas?
  • SCN causes no specific symptoms and its effects are often not dramatic?
  • Many growers do not know they have a problem until a severe infestation develops?
  • Yield losses due to SCN can be over 50%?

Understanding the life cycle of SCN, routine soil testing and proper crop management can reduce the incidence of this pest.

Through a grant from the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, Wisconsin growers are eligible to have 4 soil samples analyzed for SCN and other plant parasitic nematodes at no charge.

Want to test?

Request a free soil sampling kit!
By email: ​freescntest@mailplus.wisc.edu
By phone:​ 608-262-1390

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