Charged with a vision for soybean growers to actively manage SCN and realize higher yields, the second SCN Coalition launched their national “Take the test, beat the pest” efforts at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
The SCN Coalition is a diverse group of more than 40 University researchers, Extension specialists and ag company representatives who are concerned about the evolving threat from soybean cyst nematode.
What’s different this time? Because SCN is becoming resistant to the widely used PI 88788 source of resistance, the goal is to encourage growers to conduct soil tests to “Know Your Number” and actively manage SCN.
Organized with soybean checkoff financial support from the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) and supplemented with additional support from the United Soybean Board (USB) and private partners, the Coalition is a public/private partnership formed to help the agricultural industry speak with one voice to encourage growers to actively manage SCN on their farms. The coalition brings together all branches of the soybean industry, including academia, seed companies, seed-treatment suppliers, agronomists, media and the soybean checkoff. Read more in this CSD cover story: “Stop soybean profit loss to SCN” http://www.cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/stop-soybean-profit-loss-scn and on the coalition website: https://www.thescncoalition.com