Announcing the 7th Annual SCN ‘Tode Awards

Announcing the 7th Annual SCN ‘Tode Awards February 17, 2017

Each year the results of soybean cyst nematode soil tests conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Plant Pathology are reviewed and analyzed. Based on the 2016 SCN tests in Nebraska, the following counties were recognized:

In the category of Most (#) Samples Submitted:

Winner: Seward County (63)
Honorable Mention: Madison (62), Buffalo (53), and Antelope (50)

In the category of Most (#) Samples Positive for SCN:

Winner: Seward County (32)
Honorable Mention: Antelope (29), Madison (19), and York (16)

In the category of Most (%) Samples Positive for SCN: (must have submitted at least five samples)

Winner: York County (89%)
Honorable Mention: Richardson (80%), Burt (71%), and Dodge (70%)

In the category of Sample with Highest Egg Count: (# eggs/100 ccs of soil)

Winner: Holt County (42,240)
Honorable Mention: Dixon (38,320), Antelope (28,640), and Rock (14,480)

And finally, in the category of Counties with First SCN Detection:

Winners: none!

We had no county where SCN was detected for the first time this year. That isn’t completely surprising as the counties where SCN has already been detected produce about 93% of the soybeans grown in Nebraska. Our chances of finding a new county are becoming less and less. What is noteworthy is that two counties, Antelope and Seward, have now submitted over 100 samples that tested positive for moderate (>500 eggs/100 cc’s of soil) or high levels of SCN.