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Corn+Soybean Digest

Producers Encouraged To Scout For SCN, Web Site Provides Tools

The Plant Health Initiative (PHI) web site is designed to help growers with their SCN scouting. The over-abundant SCN still costs soybean producers nearly $1 billion a year. That is why PHI focuses on how to sample soil to determine the level of SCN infestation in a field. It also provides current management recommendations, including a list of high-yielding SCN resistant varieties. PHI was founded by the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP), and its web site, www.planthealth.info, was created as an information resource for soybean producers. Producers can go to the web site to find out how to diagnose symptoms of their own soybeans, view an online photo gallery of symptoms, and find information about where to send samples.

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