Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the number one yield-reducing pest found in Iowa soybean fields. To educate producers about managing SCN, four plot tours of SCN-infested fields have been scheduled for August 3 and 4. SCN-susceptible and resistant soybean varieties have been planted at each site.
These tours are part of the Iowa SCN Coalition, a new education partnership between private industry, the Iowa Soybean Promotion Board, and ISU Extension. Greg Tylka, Iowa State University extension nematologist, will teach SCN management practices at each tour site. The time, location, and directions to each tour site are given below.
Monday, August 3
Tour 1: 10:00 a.m., Craig Fleishman farm, 1776 Quinlan Ave., Minburn. From Minburn, go east on F31 to R16 (Quinlan Ave.), then north on Quinlan.
Tour 2: 3:00 p.m., Rod Pierce farm, 1941 K Ave., Woodward. From highway 30 west of Boone, go south on R18 seven miles to 290th Street, west 1 mile to K Ave., then south to the first house on the west side of the road. Both tours are cosponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred Int., Inc., and ISU Extension.
Tuesday, August 4
Tour 3: 9:00 a.m., Eldon Boswell farm, southwest corner of I-35 and Highway 29, north of Ames. Tour cosponsored by DeKalb Genetics Corp., Couser Cattle Co., and ISU Extension.
Tour 4: 3:00 p.m., Robert Buechler farm. From highway 30 east of Boone, go south on X Ave. (Napier Road) 2 miles to 250th St., then west 3/4 mile. Tour cosponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred Int., Inc., and ISU Extension.
For more information, call John Creswell, ISU extension crop specialist, at 515-382-6551.
This article originally appeared on page 146 of the IC-480(19) -- July 20, 1998 issue.