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Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode - USDA, ARS, Beltsville Electron Microscopy UnitScientific name: Heterodera glycines Ichinohe, 1952

Common name: Soybean cyst nematode, SCN

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Native To: First identified in Japan in 1915, but it may have been historically present in China. It is also hypothesized that it may be indigenous to the United States (Davis and Tylka 2000)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First discovered in North Carolina in 1954 (Davis and Tylka 2000)

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Means of Introduction: Unknown, may have arrived in imported plant material or soil, or may possibly be indigenous to the U.S. (Davis and Tylka 2000)

Impact: Causes stunted growth and reduced yields of soybean crops (Davis and Tylka 2000)

Current U.S. Distribution:

Management Plans: Animals / Soybean Cyst Nematode

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Heterodera glycines
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Heterodera glycines Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

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State Government

2010 Soybean Cyst Nematode Survey (PDF | 410 KB)
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

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University/Academic

Heterodera glycines
University of California at Davis. Nematode-Plant Expert Information System.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Soybean Cyst Nematode
eXtension.org.
Identification/Description

Soybean cyst nematode (PDF | 185 KB)
Iowa State University Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Soybean Cyst Nematode (Nov 2001; PDF | 207 KB)
Kansas State University Research and Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Soybean Cyst Nematode: A Potential Problem for Nurseries (1997; PDF | 68 KB)
University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.
Introduction History; Distribution; Controls

The Soybean Cyst Nematode (2001)
University of Minnesota Extension Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Soybean Cyst Nematode (Jul 2003; PDF | 104 KB)
Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Soybean Cyst Nematode: Diagnosis and Management
University of Missouri Extension.
Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls

Soybean Cyst Nematode: Identification and Management
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Identification/Description; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Management of Soybean Cyst Nematode
North Carolina State University. Plant Pathology Extension.
Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Soybean Cyst Nematode (2010; PDF | 277 KB)
Ohio State University Extension.
Photographs; Illustrations; Life Cycle; Controls

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International

Heterodera glycines - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests: Heterodera glycines (PDF | 46 KB)
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: Bibliography

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Organizations

Soybean Cyst Nematode Disease
American Phytopathological Society.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls

Soybean Cyst Nematode
North Central Soybean Research Program. Plant Health Initiative.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Citations

Davis, E.L. and G.L. Tylka. 2000. Soybean cyst nematode disease. Plant Health Instructor.

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Last Modified: Apr 16, 2014
 
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