Announcing the 7th Annual SCN ‘Tode Awards

Announcing the 7th Annual SCN ‘Tode Awards

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.