News & updates. The latest from the SCN Coalition.
The SCN Coalition is a public/checkoff/private partnership formed to help the agricultural industry speak with one voice about soybean cyst nematode management. Check out our latest updates and download supporting image resources here.
The new scn coalition at commodity classic. Why it's more important than ever to take the test. Beat the pest.
Field tests prove that yield-robbing soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations are rising and spreading, despite use of SCN – resistant soybean varieties. Listen to how successful growers - Ron Heck, Perry, Iowa, and Pat Duncanson, Mapleton, Minnesota – are activelly managing SCN in their fields. Dr. Greg Tylka, a leading nematologist from Iowa State University, moderates the discussion and advises growers to think of SCN like high blood pressure: no one magic bullet can manage high blood pressure or SCN. Taped at 2018 Commodity Classic, February 27-March 1, 2018, in Anaheim, California.
Iowa State University Nematologist Urges Farmers to Refocus on Soybean Cyst Nematodes. SCN Coalition announcement.
Ames, Iowa (April 16, 2018) - Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist.
“I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are on a slow-moving train heading towards a cliff," Greg Tylka said of the push to revive a program called the SCN Coalition.
NEW SCN COALITION URGES SOYBEAN FARMERS TO "KNOW THEIR NUMBERS." Research shows nematodes are becoming “resistant to the resistance.”
Waukesha, Wis. (Feb. 28, 2018) – After a 20-year hiatus, the SCN Coalition is back encouraging soybean farmers to “Take the test. Beat the pest.” Like the predecessor, the new SCN Coalition is a public/checkoff/private partnership formed to help the agricultural industry speak with one voice about soybean cyst nematode management.
RESEARCH LED FORMATION OF NEW SCN COALITION. As SCN reproduction increases in farmers’ fields, yields decrease
Waukesha, Wis. (Feb. 28, 2018) – Analysis of soybean variety trials conducted by Iowa State University (ISU) shows conclusively that soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is adapting and reproducing on the PI 88788 resistance source – used in more than 95 percent of resistant soybean varieties – and yields are decreasing. Reversing this trend requires a comprehensive SCN management plan, a goal of the SCN Coalition.
no.1 yield robber. SCN tops the list of North American pathogens & diseases.
Soybean cyst nematode damage outpaces sudden death syndrome, seedling diseases and Phytophthora stem root rot, accounting for more than $1 billion in annual soybean yield losses in the U.S. and Canada #SCNcoalition
KNOWN SCN-INFESTED COUNTIES. List continues to grow.
Soybean cyst nematodes impact almost every soybean growing area in the U.S. and are moving into Canada. In the U.S. alone, 70-80% of U.S. soybean-growing counties are impacted. An additional 34 new SCN-infested counties were identified from 2014-17. #SCNcoalition