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Can Your Soybeans Stand Up Against Pythium?

November 7, 2022
soybeans emerging from the ground

Soybeans emerging

Pythium infecting your soybean crops can be like taking 1 step forward and being knocked back 2. You plant your soybeans and then the disease almost immediately causes damping-off and reduced stand count, leading to potential replants. In 2021, 36 University Extension Plant Pathologists estimated an average annual soybean yield loss of over 47 million bushels was due to seedling diseases, including Pythium. 1

So how can you give your seedlings a fighting chance to emerge strong when Pythium can infect soybeans within 90 minutes of being planted? Planting in well-drained fields, crop rotation, tillage and planting later can all help, but the best method is using a robust seed treatment to protect against Pythium.

To limit your risk of replants and maximize yield potential, we recommend using an engineered seed treatment premix with multiple modes of action for protecting against Pythium. Think of seed treatments as a shield that protects your soybean seeds from invisible threats in the soil. They provide seedlings with a fighting chance against yield-robbing threats and reclaim the “2 steps” that diseases like Pythium try to steal.

CruiserMaxx® APX seed treatment is the perfect weapon for shielding your soybean seeds and yield potential. Its supercharged protection against early-season insects and diseases, including Pythium and Phytophthora, is unmatched. CruiserMaxx APX also delivers faster and more uniform emergence, more vigorous plants and roots, and quicker speed-to-canopy while minimizing the risk of replants.

Discover more about equipping your soybean seeds with supercharged protection from day one at SyngentaUS.com/CruiserMaxxAPX.

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1 Plant Health Progress 2021 Vol. 22 No.4 pp 483-495

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