Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) is a minute roundworm like parasite that is a major pest of soybeans and is considered the pest of greatest economic concern. It has multiple hosts including dry beans and can cause comparable damage in dry beans. The presence of SCN is difficult to detect in fields without a soil test. The above ground symptoms are often not present but still result in a 10 -30% loss in yield. When symptoms are present (yellowing and stunting), they can be confused as a nutrient deficiency, herbicide damage or attributed to drought. We surveyed eight dry bean fields in six different counties and detected SCN in three of the fields.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
IPM; Integrated Pest Management; Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Beans - Fresh and Dry; Soybean Cyst Nematode; Heterodera glycine
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