Heterodera glycines

Soybean cyst nematode

Photo by CR Grau, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Considered most damaging pathogen of soybean worldwide
  • Affects the roots, resulting in patchy growth, poor tillering and stunting of plants
  • Spreads rapidly. Female nematodes contain eggs that remain viable for up to 10 years without a host

High priority pest of: Grains

Scientific name: Heterodera glycines
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Nematode

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol