A soybean specialist says now’s the time for farmers to scout for soybean cyst nematode infestations.
Don Gehrls with Pioneer tells Brownfield the yield-robbing pest substantially decreases yields without inducing obvious symptoms in the crop.
“It is tough to identify,” he said. “Really, it’s about doing digs. You’ll do it across your field, and you find out, ‘Oh, there really is a problem.’ More and more folks are starting to do that.”
Gehrls says there are ways farmers can manage SCN.