There is an increasing interest regarding the potential for cover crops and soybean cyst nematode to interact in the field. Particularly with the possibility that cover crops could decrease soybean cyst nematoden numbers.
Although there are many SCN-resistant varieties available for soybean farmers, almost all contain resistance genes from a single soybean breeding line, says Iowa State University Extension's Greg Tylka.
If your yield monitor is indicating low-yielding areas for soybeans, soybean cyst nematodes could be the problem and South Dakota State University Extension discusses how to get to the root of the problem by testing your soil this fall.
Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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