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Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) has not yet been reported in West Virginia, however other cyst nematode species occur. root-illustration.png

SCN Management Recommendations

If you suspect an SCN infestation:

  • Submit a soil sample and/or plant sample (with roots and surrounding soil included) to the WVU Nematode Diagnostic Lab.
  • Collect a pint to a quart of soil (selected from random locations across a field, or from suspected hot spots) in a plastic bag.
  • Include grower's name, mailing address, telephone and e-mail, crop and variety, and the location of the field (county and street address).

Mail to:
WVU Nematode Diagnostic Lab
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
West Virginia University
G-105 SAS, PO Box 6108
1194 Evansdale Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

West Virginia University Experts

James Kotcon | Nematologist

West Virginia University


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