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Don’t let alfalfa insects and diseases get you down

As you prepare for the 2016 alfalfa season, be sure to assess your fields early for insects and diseases. Many insects, especially in the early stages, have similar appearances and can be easily confused with one another. Improper identification of these insects can lead to improper management decisions, which can in turn hurt your crop. Likewise, alfalfa diseases can reduce yields, forage quality and stands. Creating a preventive management plan and protecting your crop early is crucial to reaching higher, more stable yields and elevating overall performance.

Start strong with NEXGROW® alfalfa varieties. Featuring industry-leading, top-performing agronomic characteristics in both Genuity® Roundup Ready® and conventional options, NEXGROW® meets your field and forage needs. NEXGROW® offers a range of seed treatment options to promote early season health — allowing more seedlings to survive and develop into a strong stand that will remain productive for years.

Tank-mixing an insecticide like Warrior II with Zeon Technology® with a fungicide like Quadris® protects fields from disease and insect pressure in just one pass. Warrior II with Zeon Technology delivers a combination of consistently reliable performance, modern formulation technology and long residual insect protection for alfalfa. Quadris offers optimal disease control to help alfalfa growers maximize their return on investment.

As you approach 2016, select a strong performing variety from the NEXGROW® alfalfa portfolio and use the powerful combination of Warrior II with Zeon Technology with Quadris to protect your yield potential and maximize your return on investment.

Speak with your local Syngenta representative for the best solutions for your field.

©2015 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some crop protection products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Warrior II with Zeon Technology is a Restricted Use Pesticide. Warrior II with Zeon Technology is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops and weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift onto blooming plants while bees are foraging adjacent to the treatment area. Quadris®, Warrior II with Zeon Technology® the Alliance Frame, the Purpose Icon and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.

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