University of Illinois

No. 15/July 3, 1998

SCN Educational Program Update

In an earlier issue of this Bulletin, I noted that we will begin a regionwide SCN soil-testing and educational program this year. As a means of encouraging soybean producers to test their fields for cyst nematodes, the Illinois Soil Testing Association (ISTA) has agreed to provide SCN screening at a reduced cost to farmers.

A current list of participating labs follows. These member labs will assist farmers with soil-testing procedures and initial soil testing for SCN. Because many of these labs also provide other types of testing and soil-evaluation procedures, you should contact individual labs near your fields for more information. This offer provides an excellent opportunity to confirm the levels of SCN in your fields (only five Illinois counties have yet to report SCN infestations) and to learn the best management methods. SCN may produce varied symptoms that could resemble other problems or may not produce any visible symptoms at all except for reduced yields.

The ISTA labs on this list have trained personnel who can identify SCN and provide a management plan for farmers. Their cooperation in the educational program is greatly appreciated.

H. Walker Kirby (kirby@mail.aces., Extension Plant Pathology, (217)3338414

Illinois SCN Coalition Cooperating Soil Labs
(As of June 16, 1998)

A&L Analytical Lab Inc.
John Toth
411 N. Third St.
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: (901)527-2780
Fax: (901)526-1031

AgAnalytical Services
David R. Gahm
2622 Baty Rd.
Elida, OH 45807
Phone: (419)331-4550
Fax: (419)331-2893

AgSource Coop. Services
Steve Peterson
106 N. Cecil St.
Bonduel, WI 54107
Phone: (715)758-2178
Fax: (715)758-2620

Alvey Laboratory, Inc.
Randy Alvey
1511 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 175
Belleville, IL 62221
Phone: (618)233-0445
Fax: (618)233-7297

ASM, Inc.
Don Van Engelenburg
209 S. Dunlap
P.O. Box 266
Savoy, IL 61874
Phone: (217)356-5756
Fax: (217)356-8609

Brookside Laboratory, Inc.
Mark Flock
3087 S. Main St.
New Knoxville, OH 45871
Phone: (419)753-2448
Fax: (419)753-2949

Geophyta, Inc.
Nathan Wright
2685 C.R. 254
Vickery, OH 43464
Phone: (419)547-8538
Fax: (419)547-8538

GMS Laboratories
Georgia Steffen
23877 E. 00 North Rd.
P.O. Box 61
Cropsey, IL 61731
Phone: (309)377-2851
Fax: (309)377-2017

Ingram's Soil Testing Center
Rosalie E. Ingram
R.R. 2, Box 309
Athens, IL 62631
Phone: (217)636-7500
Fax: (217)636-7548

KSI Laboratories
David Brummer
202 S. Dacey, Box 497
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Phone: (217)774-2421
Fax: (217)774-2866

Midwest Consulting Services
Denise Phelps
815 Whitlock Rd
Raleigh, IL 62977
Phone: (618)273-9477
Fax: (618)273-7136

Midwest Consulting Services
Thomas McMurran
1400 Maple Ave.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309)833-4469

Mowers Soil Testing Plus, Inc.
Steve Wiedman
117 E. Main St.
Toulon, IL 61483
Phone: (309)286-2761
Fax: (309)286-6251

Pro-Ag Consulting
Don Hackerson
1503 Kentucky Ave.
P.O. Box 41
Windsor, IL 61957
Phone: (217)459-2029
Fax: (217)459-2103

Southern Illinois Soil Lab
Scott Diekemper
375 N. Old U.S. Rt. 66
P.O. Box 448
Hamel, IL 62046
Phone: (618)633-1811
Fax: (618)633-1810

Sparks Soil Testing
Steve Sparks
Box 841
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: (217)735-4233
Fax: (217)735-4626