Sugarbeet Cyst Nematode(PP1788, Revised Nov. 2021)
Sugarbeet cyst nematode (SBCN) is a microscopic plant parasitic worm that can cause significant reductions in yield. It was first described in 1859 in Germany and is distributed worldwide. In the United States, SBCN was first reported in Utah in 1895 and is present in all sugarbeet-producing states except Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Growers and allied industry representatives need to become aware of the problems caused by SBCN and know how to identify its sign and symptoms to help prevent its entry into Minnesota and eastern North Dakota and to report its presence if found in sugarbeet fields.