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Threat grows from SCN

Nematodes are roundworms that live in soil and feed on plant roots that take away resources from the plant.

“The soybean cyst nematode populations are overcoming the resistant varieties,” Mullock said. “We are trying to bring awareness to that and help growers set up a plan to manage soybean cyst nematodes.”

Michigan soybeans were a $1.4 billion crop last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.