Soybean Cyst Nematode

Science Fiction Movie Plot or Truth?

Microscopic worms burrowing through cells, injecting foreign compounds through hypodermic-needle-like mouthparts, altering the basic biology of the cells on which they feed.

Shape-shifting worms that grow so large they burst out of the tissues within which they reside.

Sound like the plot for a science fiction movie?

Believe it or not, this is the basic biology of a widespread, serious parasite of soybean - the soybean cyst nematode.


The Basics

Introductory information about the symptoms, distribution, and management of SCN infestations. 

Distribution of SCN
SCN Life Cycle
SCN Symptoms 
Scouting for SCN
Management of SCN
HG Types Explained