Soybean Cyst Nematode Field Days Aug. 27-30 In Nebraska

Soybean Cyst Nematode Field Days Aug. 27-30 In Nebraska

Workshops will be at four Nebraska farms where you can learn about SCN and get a free sampling kit.

It's estimated that in 2011 soybean cyst nematodes cost Nebraska farmers more than $45 million in lost yields. Identifying fields where they're present and implementing management measures can help you recapture this lost yield.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will be hosting a series of meetings later this month in central and eastern Nebraska to help producers learn more about managing this pest. At each site you will be able to:

John Wilson, UNL Extension educator, discusses soybean cyst nematode infestations during a field day.

*See SCN-resistant and susceptible soybean varieties
*Examine cysts on infested soybean plant roots
*Learn how to identify and manage SCN infestations
*Receive a kit for one free SCN analysis ($20 value)
*Talk with specialists to get the answers you need about SCN
*Enjoy a complimentary meal

The SCN Field Days will be held at the following locations:

Laurel--Monday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jerry Johnson farm. Directions are: from Laurel go 7.25 miles north on Highway 15, then 2.8 miles east on 877th Road (south side)
Hastings--Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Neil Beck farm. Directions are: From Hastings go 4 miles east on Highway 6, then 1 mile south on Maxon Road, 0.5 mile east on "J" Street. (north side)
Bellwood
--Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m. at the Pete C. Schmidt and Sons Field Day. Directions are: from Bellwood, go 5.5 miles west on Highway 64 (1 mile east of junction of Hwy 81 and 64), 1 mile south on Rd B and 0.25 miles east on Rd 40 (north side)
Plattsmouth
— Thursday, Aug. 30, 1:30 p.m. at Partners in Progress (Wiles Brothers Farm). Directions are: From Plattsmouth go 0.5 mile south on Hwy 75 and 0.5 mile west on Wiles Road (north side)

For more information on these events, contact John Wilson, Extension educator in Burt County, 402-374-2929, [email protected]; or Loren Giesler, Extension plant pathologist, 402-472-2559, [email protected]

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