A new slide set describing the biology, symptoms, and management of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in the Midwest is available from Iowa State University Extension. The slide set, titled "The SCN Coalition Leader's Guide for SCN Management Training," is organized in a three-ring binder and includes an illustrated script to accompany the slides. Three separate sections describing SCN biology (17 slides), symptoms and scouting (23 slides), and management (17 slides) are included in the slide set, and a fourth section (47 slides) contains an integrated presentation of all aspects of SCN biology, scouting, and management.
The Leader's Guide is a product of the SCN Coalition, a unique cooperative effort of university extension personnel, state soybean checkoff organizations, and key private soybean industry partners throughout the Midwest who work as a team to increase grower awareness of SCN as a major threat to soybean production in the region. Copies of the Leader's Guide (publication NCR 608) can be purchased for $75 plus $8.75 for shipping and handling from the ISU Extension Publications Distribution Center  by calling (515) 294-5247.
This article originally appeared on page 203 of the IC-480(25) -- December 7, 1998 issue.