Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN)

soybean leaf showing signs of disease

Soybean Disease Update

March 19, 2020
Plants under stress due to environmental factors, such as extreme temperature and moisture are more susceptible to disease, and many were under stress due to the unique environmental conditions in 2019.

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Nebraska map showing counties where soybean cyst nematode has been confirmed

Fall Sampling for SCN

October 29, 2019
Have you noticed field areas where soybean yield wasn't what you expected? The culprit might just be soybean cyst nematodes, the most yield-limiting pest in soybeans. Find out if your fields are affected with a free test from the Nebraska Soybean Board.

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Field with severe SCN infestation

New Methods Needed to Manage SCN in Soybean

September 19, 2018
Growers managing SCN may need to make some changes in the future to continue achieving control at the same level they expect now. As with other pest management strategies, an integrated, multi-method approach may offer the most benefits.

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Soybean cyst nematodes (red arrows) differentiated from N nodules

Now's an Opportune Time to Scout for SCN

July 25, 2018
July through August is a good time to check soybean fields for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN), the most devastating pest for soybean growers. Yield losses of 25-30% have been documented in fields with no visible injury on the soybean plants.

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Quality SCN Samples are Part Science, Part Art

November 9, 2017
Taking quality soil samples to test for SCN is part science and part art. The science is in how the samples are taken, while the art is in where they're taken to capture the best snapshot of SCN conditions. You'll want to consider these recommendations for getting the most from your SCN sampling this fall.

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Improving Soybean Profitability: SCN

March 3, 2017
The easiest and least expensive way to improve profitability for many soybean growers in tight economic times, or any time, is to sample fields for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN). In Nebraska trials growers realized an average six-bushel-per-acre soybean yield increase after taking no-cost steps to manage SCN.

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soybean cyst nematodes on soybean roots

Announcing the 7th Annual SCN ‘Tode Awards

February 17, 2017
And the winner is ... An analysis of SCN soil test results from 2016 leads to "awards" for sampling and detection. The Nebraska Soybean Board funds the free soil tests.

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Nebraska map showing counties with SCN as of January 2017

SCN Now Confirmed in 58 Counties; How About Your Field?

February 16, 2017
Soybean cyst nematode is estimated to cause $40 million in lost soybean yields annually in Nebraska. Soil tests, available free through a program funded by the Nebraska Soybean Board, can help growers identify where this nemesis is a problem so they can manage that field accordingly.

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