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It’s a Great Time to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) (09/23/21)


From now until freeze up is an ideal time to soil sample for SCN. Soil sampling gives you information on whether or not you have SCN, and/or whether or not your management tools are working. If you use the North Dakota Soybean Council supported sampling program, laboratory fees on soybean samples will be covered. Please consider grabbing a probe/shovel, sample 6-8 inches deep, mix the sample and mail in the pre-marked bag. Take the Test – Beat the Pest

For additional information on SCN, please visit these previous NDSU Extension Crop and Pest Report articles.


SCN (general)  

North Dakota SCN Sampling Program and Distribution

How to sample for SCN

SCN and dry edible beans


For additional SCN information, please visit:


Sam Markell

Extension Plant Pathologist, Broad-leaf Crops