The Agronomists, Ep 149: SCN and root rots of soybean with Albert Tenuta and Mario Tenuta


Soybean cyst nematode is a tiny but very destructive pest of soybean. It’s so damaging, that its presence can cause up to 25 per cent yield loss before symptoms are visible.

Once SCN is in a field, it won’t ever go away — for Manitoba and points west, there’s still a chance to keep this pest out of fields. For Ontario, the pest is very widespread, and drawing down egg levels is the goal. How do you do that? That’s the topic of this episode of The Agronomists!

Join host Lyndsey Smith and brothers Albert Tenuta and Mario Tenuta, of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the University of Manitoba respectively, to dig in to scouting for SCN, tips for integrated pest management, variety selection, and a bonus on other root issues that could be confused with SCN.

Don’t miss the next episode of the Agronomists Monday at 8 pm E!

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