Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Soybean Cyst Nematode in Nurseries

Nursery growers who ship plant material across state lines should be aware of regulations enforced by national plant protection standards.  In Kentucky, one such regulated pest is the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). 

So, what if your nursery doesn’t grow soybean? 

 SCN can infest weeds in nurseries, which subsequently can be transported in ball-and-burlapped materials.  Exports to states such as Pennsylvania may require State Phytosanitary Certificates (www.kystateent.org).

Publication ID-110 provides more information on management recommendations for nurseries and common weed hosts of SCN.    

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